Skip to comments.Bush Beats Kerry in IQ Head-to-Head (not surprisingly)
Posted on 10/25/2004 11:20:37 AM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
IQ Test: Bush outshines Kerry CHIDANAND RAJGHATTA
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ MONDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2004 04:16:38 PM ] Washington: President Bush is not a bozo; in fact, he may be a near-brainiac.
An American researcher has challenged popular belief and water cooler jokes about Bush's cerebral limitations by arguing - on the basis of available records - that he is not only smart but has a higher IQ than his rival John Kerry.
Based on various academic and military school records including his SAT score (1206), conservative columnist Steve Sailer has calculated that Bush's IQ is between 125 and 130.
That would put him in the "very superior intelligence" category and in the 95th percentile, which means only one out of 20 people would score higher.
In comparison, similar (but not same) records and tests suggest John Kerry's IQ is only around 120, says Sailer in a commentary on the conservative blog www.vdare.com.
Sailer looked at school records and tests both men took when there were enrolling into the US military at age 22 and extrapolated the results to arrive his conclusion.
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Beacause Bush does not talk in a elitist, condiscending way like Kerry does.
But you don't understand. Bush has to be stupid. Otherwhise, what good are all the late night jokes?
So what does that to my PSAT score of 1212 when I was a junior in HS. ?
Perhaps his frat boy reputation and party animal history at Yale has convinced people he is not a genius. His SAT scores are good but would not have put him at Yale if not for his lineage. I am voting for Bush but those are facts.
They gain traction because Mr. Bush is not very eloquent.
While I have great respect for the man, and do believe he's quite intelligent, it's his speaking skills. They suck.
It just gets worse when you compare him to a demagogue/snake oil salesman who's job in life is to say as many pretty words as fast as possible.
Because when you play poker it is better to be misunderestimated.
Read Reagan's letters. No dummy there, either.
Clinton was the smartest Democrat President since Wilson. Kerry is an underacieving mediocrity.
Pointless. Bush could have scored 1500 on his SAT and the libs would have released a story that his daddy pressured the teachers to raise the scores or give him a break on the tests. The rumours that Bush is not so bright stem from the MSM and the LIBs spin machine.
I outdid them both. I should be president. Maybe I'll write in my own name.
The same was true for Thomas Jefferson.
He's only interested in being in power, and that, my friends, is a dangerous thing for America!
My DOG beats Kerry in IQ!
of course in those days, they gave a lot of weight to prep school/high school grades as well. in any case, it looks like he is an overachiever (he tries harder) and Kerry is an underachiever. i'll take the overachiever every time.
Because to self-style progessives, anyone who disagrees with them is either stupid, evil, or both.
"Can I get me an IQ Test here"?
Bush got the rep for being 'dumb' from the MSM and the fact that he is a good'ole boy who talks in simple terms.
The dumbest people are often those who try to impress you with their brains and big words.
Yes. The baby boomers swamped the colleges the year that Bush entered college.
I heard it was tougher to get into a number of colleges (even mine, which shall remain anonymous) because there were so many more applicants that year than in previous years.
John Kerry is an empty suit that is given his lines by Soros and Kennedy. That is why he is not interviewing with the press. He can't answer the hard questions on his own.
...A fascination which will disappear once he reaches adulthood.
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