Quoting Leauki, reply 30Once somebody has the reputation of a moron, nobody believes them any more. And it doesn't help that neither are that clever to begin with.
Let's hope that holds true the next election and Obama is out.
Obama doesn't have the reputation of a moron. And he certainly is smarter than Sarah Palin. To survive Chicago politics, he has to be.
However, any attempt to point out Obama's stupidity (and he has enough of that too) will be treated as racism. Black people are not allowed to be stupid. There is no way they can get him that way.
The way to get Obama is to address his elitism. His weapon against that attack is his poor Kenyan family.
Obama's weak points are his elitism, his weak foreign policy, his weak economic policy and the fact that he achieved more for himself than for his country. He got a Nobel Peace Price (he himself was embarrassed), not the US. He became President; that's also counted as an achievement because he is black. A good argument could be made that other candidates have actually achieved something before they became candidates.
Donald Trump is extremely weak on all these counts. He doesn't have a foreign policy. His economic policies likely reflect his own business sense (his company went bankrupt twice).
As for achievement, Donald Trump got started in his father's business. His father was a multi-millionaire. He took over his father's company and within 20 years managed to run it into bankruptcy. He himself would have been bankrupt too if it hadn't been for laws that protect people from the risks they take by allowing them to take the risks in the name of another "person", a corporation. This bodes extremely badly for his achievement scale but also shows that he himself does not take responsibility for his actions but hides behind the law when he can. (There are people who actually do pay the debt of their companies with their own money, but they have become rare.) Then a few years ago his company went bankrupt again. "The Donald" is great in spending his father's money. But anyone can become a property tycoon that way, if he has the right parents.
Obama has his elitism, Trump has his money and lack of good taste. Both are arrogant twits, but Trump somehow manages to talk down to people who have at least worked their way up on their own.
If Republicans want to win and/or convince liberals and independents that conservative positions are right, Republicans have to run a smart, down-to-earth self-made man. Someone who personifies what Republicans claim everybody can become if they work hard in the US. The career can be in business, science or the military but not in show business or liberal arts. And he must be a church-going family man (but not a fundamentalist). Plus his wife must be smarter than he, if you want the ideal candidate. He cannot be a woman. Americans don't vote for women.
Mitt Romney and Allen West fit the bill. Donald Trump and Sarah Palin do not.