An earlier post on racism and the relative credentials of the competitors in the US election quickly started a discussion of elitism. Assuming that we agree we think a president should be aware of ordinary life’s demands, I think there are remaining issues. Bob Herbert makes a point that seems to me to speak for a well educated president. And it’s funny, at least a bit. I’m trying to raise a question about the value of an very well educated president, but I’d like to leave the answers to others. See what you think:
For the nitwits who vote for the man or woman they’d most like to have over for dinner, or hang out at a barbecue with, I suggest you take a look at how well your 401(k) is doing, or how easy it will be to meet the mortgage this month, or whether the college fund you’ve been trying to build for your kids is as robust as you’d like it to be.
Note: nothing said here should be construed as an endorsement by any posters on this blog of the diagnosis “nitwit”.