Michael Gaynor
The Obama-as-smartest-and-most-honest Hoax
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By Michael Gaynor
October 10, 2011

Romney is the best antidote to the Age of Obama.

In politics, tragically, perception can trump reality.

That's how Obama won the presidency in 2008. He ran on hope and change, and most voters did not realize that he hoped to fundamentally transform America into a socialist state and thought that change would be for the better instead of worse.

A recent poll of 1,010 adults on their perceptions of the honesty, intelligence, philosophy of government and leadership ability of President Obama and his leading Republican rivals, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, illustrates how when it comes to Obama, perception still trumps reality. See Adelle M. Bank's "Poll: Obama seen as smartest, most honest candidate" at www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/poll-obama-seen-as-smartest-most-honest-candidate/2011/10/05/gIQA9e5EOL_story.html.

According to a Barna Group poll, Americans consider President Obama to be the smartest and most honest presidential candidate.

Amazingly, the liberal media establishment's efforts notwithstanding, Romney ranked the highest of the three on leadership ability.

Perry came in third in a three-man race on all four attributes.

The attitudes toward religion of the persons polled influenced responses.

Catholics overwhelmingly ranked Obama higher than the other two candidates in all four categories.

Perhaps they think his support of abortion and Planned Parenthood should give him honesty points, but Catholics especially should realize that Obama wasn't honest about Obamacare and resent his reneging on conscience protection promises.

Evangelicals scored Perry the highest and Romney the lowest, though Romney tied with Obama on leadership skills. But the debates have shown Perry is not as smart as they think.

Skeptics put Obama first in all four categories. No surprise there.

As to whether Obama should be re-elected "based only on his performance as president," one-third of adults said he deserved re-election while four out of 10 said he did not.

Again religious attitudes affected responses: 70% of evangelicals responded that Obama didn't deserve re-election; Catholics divided evenly; and a plurality of skeptics said Obama should be re-elected.

The truth is that Obama is a clever stealth socialist and skilled teleprompter reader who was elected because (1) he was not effectively scutinized by the media and (2) he blatantly but successfully lied about his relationship with ACORN in the last presidential debate.

Obama has pushed the stealth socialist agenda as hard and fast as political reality permitted, and America is much worse for it.

Who really is the most intelligent, best educated and competentof the three?

The one who received both law and business degrees from Harvard — Mitt Romney.

Obama got a law degree from Harvard too, but it has become painfully obvious that he is abysmally ignorant about business.

As for Perry, he acknowledges that he graduated in the top ten (of thirteen) in high school and was not a great student at Texas A & M, so give him some points for honesty.

On the honesty score, it's really no contest: Romney and Perry are capitalists, not stealth socialists, and they don't pretend otherwise.

Neither is flawless, but both Romney and Perry are vastly preferable to Obama.

Which one is better?

Romney is the best antidote to the Age of Obama.

© Michael Gaynor

 

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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)

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