that's the same thing I was thinking about the other day.....why are all our leaders so dumb?....lol....why not have leaders who can handle many issues at the same time and come up with a faster solution......where are the smart people?
It's too bad the really genius people don't become our leaders .
how much do you think GW Bush or Ahmadinejad would score ?
Ah but you must remember our leaders are voted not for intelligence per se. They are voted for based on their public speaking skills, their ability look good for the camera and to saying things the general public wants hear. Also politician tend to come from families which already have political connections even in democratic nations.
A quick Google search I found this old bit of news
Bush received a cumulative score of 77 for his first three years at Yale and a roughly similar average under a non-numerical rating system during his senior year. Bush went to Yale from 1964 to 1968; his highest grades were in anthropology, history, and philosophy, according to The New Yorker article. He received one D in his four years, a 69 in astronomy. Bush has said he was a C student.Boston News
Under Yale's grading system in effect at the time, grades between 90 and 100 equaled an A, 80-89 a B, 70-79 a C, 60 to 69 a D, and anything below that was a failing grade.
It would be interesting to have a president or prime minister who had a PhD in physics, a degree in science.