I don't want to discount your point about amorality, but how has he shown his "intelligence" in the four years of being President?
Politically-speaking, I think he's shown he can rule by thuggery. Like a tyrant. He surrounds himself with like-minded thugs. He'd rather rule by decree, than by the prescribed legislative process.
He's not a master politician in the sense that he can forge coalitions; he does not compromise; he's certainly not a statesmen (nor do I expect him to be one AFTER his presidency); he doesn't hold the country above his own self-interests.
If he is "intelligent," as you say, it's only that he can conform to radical poltical exigencies when there is advantage to be gained. He can be a good "front man" for radicals, but when actually called upon to show leadership and "intelligence," he falls way short.
I find the hypothesis that Jim Lehrer sensed a mental defect in Obama fascinating. Unable to follow the intellectual thread or the thrust of the topic, Lehrer had to feed him the topic and redirect him to the questions. I sense there is something terribly wrong with Obama. If so, the next debate will just be the final nail in the coffin.
OK,fair enough...I should have mentioned another factor in addition to amorality.Osama Obama,in terms of raw intelligence,is,very likely,in the superior range.Probably even 120's...not Mensa,but noticeably above average.What many here,including you (perhaps),mistake for "stupidity" is actually amorality combined with a breathtaking lack of wisdom and experience.I know that some argue that "wisdom" must be factored in when determining intelligence and,depending on how broadly you're defining the word,that might be appropriate.When *I* speak of intelligence I define the word rather narrowly and then,in a detailed discussion,address "wisdom","experience" and "morality" as well.
But,as was once observed,Osama *is* clean,he *is* articulate (very articulate) and has a certain charisma (to some).I point out Osama's superior intelligence in order to remind folks that an *intelligent* psychopath (e.g.,Osama) is *far* more dangerous than is a stupid one (e.g.,your typical gang banger).