By Mark Hyman
August 7, 2011
There has been no shortage of fawning and sycophantic descriptions of Barack Hussein Obama. His admirers and supporters on the political left and in the media (although I repeat myself) have showered him with numerous accolades and lavished him with countless superlatives. According to them, he is "the most," "the best," "most successful," "the greatest," and so on.
He has been called the most intelligent man ever elected president. Some believe he is literally a genius. Obama himself "always believes he is the smartest person in any room," according to those who know him.
In spite of these claims of brilliance, close examination of his remarks indicates he is of average intellect at best. In fact, analysis of his 2011 State of the Union address revealed his remarks were written at 8.1 grade school level, the second lowest of the 70 SOTU addresses delivered since the 1930s.