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Is Obama Too Bright To Be President? (LOL Alert)
Fox News ^ | March 31, 2009 | By John Tantillo

Posted on 03/31/2009 1:55:41 PM PDT by Zakeet

More Roosevelt… Less Jimmy Carter… that’s what this brand needs!

Folks, there’s been a lot of scrutiny of President Obama in these first 100 days. It goes with the territory. The attention is brutal no matter who’s in the Oval Office and it always will be.

Exposure is something most marketers covet . . .but over-exposure especially of the wrong features can be deadly for a personal brand.

That is why, Barack Obama –whom I’ve called a first-rate poli-marketer (see the past few weeks FOX Forum posts here)– had better stop behaving like Jimmy Carter and start emulating Roosevelt.

In the last week and a half, he’s said and done things and appeared in ways that could lay the foundation for a negative brand image that no one will be able to reverse.

I can hear the peanut gallery objecting: “But President Obama isn’t oozing Carter-sque doom and gloom.” Fair enough. But he’s oozing something worse: he’s oozing too much intelligence.

Yes, too much intelligence. Intelligence is not a bad thing, but a president should never put too much of it on display.

Jimmy Carter’s mistake wasn’t really the doom and gloom, it was his professorial, uber-competence and his legendary micro-managing. The doom and gloom was an inevitable product of his putting too much intelligence on display.

Basically, it was his publicly-aired honesty and wandering intellect that got him into trouble. These traits obscured the sacred/universal qualities of the presidency and the need for strongly directed leadership. It actually diminished the presidency in the electorates’ eyes.

Instead of seeing assured leadership, the American people saw Hamlet — a bright guy constantly re-evaluating and refining his positions (something that presidents and all other effective leaders should basically do behind closed doors and well out of sight).

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The author is a Marketing Expert/Founder and President, Marketing Department of America.
IMHO, the above cartoon applies to both Obozo and him.

1 posted on 03/31/2009 1:55:44 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet
The dimmest light bulb in the world is brighter than Obama.
2 posted on 03/31/2009 1:57:21 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Zakeet

the man is a moron


3 posted on 03/31/2009 1:57:34 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Zakeet

Right.

If he’s so intelligent, why won’t they release his SAT and LSAT scores?


4 posted on 03/31/2009 1:58:26 PM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Zakeet
Is Obama Too Bright To Be President?

No chance in HELL!!!!!!!!!

5 posted on 03/31/2009 1:58:29 PM PDT by geo40xyz (BE PREPARED: Geo The Engineer says its HUSSEIN & the MSM fault for next 4 years:-))
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To: Zakeet

Duh...


6 posted on 03/31/2009 1:58:54 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Zakeet
Jimmy Carter’s mistake wasn’t really the doom and gloom, it was his professorial, uber-competence and his legendary micro-managing. The doom and gloom was an inevitable product of his putting too much intelligence on display.

EXCEPT he couldn't pronounce NUCLEAR. And STILL can't.

7 posted on 03/31/2009 2:00:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Pres Obama just spent $150million of the $160million in returned AIG bonuses on a trip to England.)
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To: Zakeet

He’s stuck on stupid.


8 posted on 03/31/2009 2:00:49 PM PDT by mom-7
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To: Zakeet

For me, the defining moment of Obama’s towering intellect was when he thought there was 56 states in the Union during the primaries...


9 posted on 03/31/2009 2:01:02 PM PDT by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: Zakeet

I’m not going to get caught responding to satire again.


10 posted on 03/31/2009 2:01:42 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Zakeet
Is Obama Too Bright To Be President? (LOL Alert)

zer0 doesn't have to be bright - he's an affirmative action selection.

11 posted on 03/31/2009 2:01:58 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO Kenyan Usurper - AntiCHRIST baby killing muslim !)
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To: Raycpa

LOL!


12 posted on 03/31/2009 2:02:15 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Want to make a conservative angry? Lie to him. Want to make a liberal angry? Tell him the truth)
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To: Zakeet

It's not intelligence, he's just too cool for the office.

13 posted on 03/31/2009 2:03:56 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Zakeet
Is Obama Too Bright To Be President?

If so, he sure hides it well.

14 posted on 03/31/2009 2:05:20 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Carter’s problem was that he was micro-managing some very bad policies.


15 posted on 03/31/2009 2:06:37 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
Carterobommie’s problem is that he is micro-managing some very bad socialistic policies.
16 posted on 03/31/2009 2:08:47 PM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Zakeet

Huh. So Yalee Bush was too stoopid and Havard Obama is too smart?

Man, I’ve heard it all.


17 posted on 03/31/2009 2:09:02 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Zakeet

It should be remembered he is black and therefore entitled to a 100 stroke handicap.


18 posted on 03/31/2009 2:13:18 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . John Galt hell !...... where is Francisco dÂ’Anconia)
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To: Zakeet
Intelligence is not a bad thing, but a president should never put too much of it on display

So far the TOTUS has obeyed this never rule at er, er, er, er, er, er, er,....... rate of er, er, er, er, er, er, 100%

19 posted on 03/31/2009 2:14:47 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: Zakeet
Obama is shockingly inept, inarticulate and unqualified. He's also one of the least intelligent presidents in my lifetime.
20 posted on 03/31/2009 2:15:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bert

So that’s how Tiger won all those tournaments? Come on black has nothing to do with it. The guy would be just as incompetent if he were pink.


21 posted on 03/31/2009 2:17:12 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: Zakeet
Photobucket

22 posted on 03/31/2009 2:20:59 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Zakeet

He’s oozing something alright, but it isn’t intelligence. I believe it has the odor of Communism.


23 posted on 03/31/2009 2:22:23 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Oh it is mourning in America and will be mourning until the SBOTUS is gone


24 posted on 03/31/2009 2:23:24 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: Raycpa

Oh dear, is it satire? If so it’s the second time I’ve been caught today. Best shut the computer down.


25 posted on 03/31/2009 2:23:26 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: Zakeet
I saw this headline and almost pissed my pants... Obama... Smart... Intelligent... BRIGHT!!!!!!

Oh Sh!t... Laughing so hard I pissed a little.

26 posted on 03/31/2009 2:24:22 PM PDT by Mind Freed
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To: pepperdog

The problem then becomes, what are we going to do about it? Someone is going to have to rise up and say follow me, and lead the militias to the firing line. This is getting to be totally ridiculous. We Americans are sitting here on our hands whining while Obama destroys our nation. What is it going to take for the masses to rise up and say ENOUGH ALREADY. OUT! OUT! OUT! Back to Africa where you came from.


27 posted on 03/31/2009 2:26:56 PM PDT by Concho (01-20-2009--The beginning of an ERROR)
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To: John123
Actually it was 57. The fact that the Islamic Conference just so happens to represents 57 Islamic States was, of course, purely coincidental.
28 posted on 03/31/2009 2:42:46 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: John123
Actually it was 57. The fact that the Islamic Conference just so happens to represents 57 Islamic States was, of course, purely coincidental.
29 posted on 03/31/2009 2:42:53 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: Zakeet

“Is Obama Too Bright To Be President? “

Now let’s not be too hasty - if he’s willing to use that as a reason to immediately move on to something for which he’s better suited, I’ll be happy to agree he’s too “bright” to be president.


30 posted on 03/31/2009 2:52:56 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Zakeet
Is Obama Too Bright To Be President?

That headline is the perfect exemplar of the phrase "assumes facts not in evidence"...

31 posted on 03/31/2009 2:54:19 PM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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To: Zakeet

Is Obama Too Bright To Be President?
This is satire right?
Someones idea of a joke?
Did the writer ever listen to this man speak?
Has the writer ever looked at any of the programs this man has suggested to fix problems he obviously has no knowledge about?
Come on, Obama is as close to a moron that this Nation has ever had in the White House.....


32 posted on 03/31/2009 2:55:08 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Zakeet
How much intelligence is required to read a teleprompter?

I'd rather have the fired GM CEO running the country than Obama...who couldn't manage GM!

33 posted on 03/31/2009 2:56:33 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: Interesting Times
If he’s so intelligent, why won’t they release his SAT and LSAT scores?

And his college transcripts?

34 posted on 03/31/2009 2:57:51 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ( Obama, you're off the island!)
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To: Zakeet

How can you be considered smart when practically everything you know about how the world works isn’t so?


35 posted on 03/31/2009 3:33:55 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: Zakeet

Obama and Hillary—the world’s smartest people.


36 posted on 03/31/2009 3:40:59 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Zakeet

The author needs to check his calendar. April Fool’s Day is tomorrow!!


37 posted on 03/31/2009 3:44:08 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Proud Citizen of the Gator Nation!)
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To: Zakeet
WOW! Where do I get me some of what this author is on?!?

That's just what we need; Obama to shift from emulating a crappy president who screwed things up for about a decade to a crappy president who screwed things up on a huge scale for 2/3rds of a century and counting.

38 posted on 03/31/2009 3:48:47 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republic's warped and obscure humor needs since 1999)
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To: hflynn

But he could never have been elected if he were a pinkie.


39 posted on 03/31/2009 3:50:31 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: ichabod1

Why not? Clinton was a pig.


40 posted on 03/31/2009 4:03:16 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: ichabod1

Why not? Clinton was a pig.


41 posted on 03/31/2009 4:03:19 PM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: nmh
Obama is barely brighter than the bulb in my refrigerator....with the door closed

But he's clever enough to do everything in the dark; his history, his records while in public life, his associations and his agenda and executive orders.

Our odds would be better in a game of Three Card Monte than the game of Truth or Dare Obama's playing with us now.

42 posted on 03/31/2009 4:18:20 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress! It's the sensible solution to restore Command to the People.)
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marked to read later


43 posted on 03/31/2009 4:19:14 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: Raycpa

Your comment had me check. You GOT me. LOL


44 posted on 03/31/2009 4:29:48 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: Mind Freed

TMI


45 posted on 03/31/2009 4:31:24 PM PDT by GoLightly
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To: nmh

“Lipstick on a pig” would not even compare to that article. I hate lipstick and for the first time I would feel sorry for it on Obama.

This is typical coded transvestite language, folkes. Let us face it. We have transvestites in power.

Any time now to see the whores of Babylone reveal themselves throughout the Obama sphere of support.

Come on, let us see them all get out of the closet for real now, “doggettes” and air biting twisting maggots pausing as “bright” under the media ueber support light.

The more they push this, the more the puke factor. Quite a service in opposite reactions and portrayals.


46 posted on 03/31/2009 4:49:07 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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