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Posted by on Oct 16, 2008 in Politics, Science & Technology | 14 comments

These People Are Smarter Than You

Does this open letter to the American people by just about a gazillion Nobel laureates endorsing Obama help or hurt him? All 2008 US Nobel Laureates in Science Endorse Obama! – Scientists & Engineers for America Action Fund. The answer is neither because it doesn’t matter, but I’ll give my 2 cents. I think one of Obama’s advantages is that everyone knows he’s smart. Any idiot can get into Harvard, but some would argue Editor of the Harvard Law Review is a harder job to get than POTUS. However, certain segments that he is trying to win over; especially the white working class, see those Ivy League educated elites, which are presumed to be weak socialists or extreme liberals, as a negative.

Despite the fact that these are all Americans, can’t you just see Sarah Palin looking at the names and mentioning that there are a lot of foreigners? I appreciate intellect and logic, but I was initially unimpressed. That was until I read the letter. I wouldn’t say it was impressive because it was rather predictable this is who they would support, but I saw it as kind of thoughtful and found their excitement around a president who appreciates science and technology hilarious. Was Bush really that bad?

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