"To do a decent job, the president of the United States needs to be vastly more educated and knowledgeable than the average American."
Paul Campos, here in the Rocky Mountain News.
"Our leaders are making up their responses from day to day because old ideas of how the economy works have failed them."
Robert Samuelson, on Real Clear Markets.
So, perhaps being "vastly more educated and knowledgeable" - isn't everything?