I think both men are intelligent. Because I may not agree with one of them more than I may not agree with the other, has nothing to do with their intelligence…it just means I agree or disagree. I don’t think that people are not intelligent just because I don’t agree with them.
ALL politicians act out of self-interest and ego and a hunger for power. I don’t mean they are wild-eyed megalomaniacs, but if you think one is selflessly boiling in the milk of what can I do for my fellow man and the other is motivated by self-aggrandizement, you and I see two completely different political worlds, my agreement or disagreement with one or the other aside.
And I suspect that your comments about who is a political puppet and who is just in agreement with party lines would vary depending on where one sits politically. The politics of the Republicans are not mine, but that doesn’t mean that McCain is some witless hack being controlled by the evil behind-the-scenes puppeteers, while Obama dances without strings to his own tune.
Still, you did put a fairly nice spin put to it.