Starting with Ronald Reagan, only one recent U.S president was not as smart as he thought he was.
Detractors of presidents of both parties are flat wrong: Stupid people don’t get installed in the Oval Office these days.
They just don’t.
Even the one contemporary commander in chief who is/was not as smart as he thought he is/was is/was quite smart.
To paraphrase the great JFK line: When Jill Biden, Valerie Biden Owens, Ron Klain, Steve Ricchetti, Mike Donilon, Anita Dunn, Jen O’Malley Dillon, Kate Bedingfield, Bruce Reed, Jake Sullivan, and Jen Psaki meet, it is the greatest assemblage of political talent and strategic genius ever convened at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with the possible exception of when Barack Obama ate almonds alone.
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