Why do Americans seem to care more about the race and religion of a president, than their education?
Why do Americans care so much what race and religion, and gender the president is?
Yet things that actually have relevance to their job performance, like education level, are usually ignored. Education level can even become a liability!!! I don't understand that at all - are Americans so dumb that having an intelligent president makes them feel insecure? What's the deal? I want a president who is very educated and speaks foreign languages!!!
- Terry KincaidLv 67 years agoFavourite answer
Because their so obsessed with their country's image. They want it to appear traditional.
- AndrewLv 57 years ago
Because race and religion and party affililiate affect their policies more than education.
Stupid people can get a phd. And someone can have an IQ of 200 and have no talent for being a leader. Take lincoln for example. He had very little educations and was one of the best presidents this country ever had. clinton and obama supposadely are very smart yet they are the 2 worst presidents in history and have done more to harm this country then every other president combined.
Race doesn't make a difference whatsoever other then to let obama get away with things other presidents would be impeached for because liberals cry racism.
As for religion it makes a difference in foreign policies. Catholic presidents would react differently to the pope than a protestant one. Look at obama for example. Hes a muslim and he bows to muslim kings and uses the american military to help the muslim brotherhood (a terrorist organization) take power throughout the middle east.
- 7 years ago
Not all Americans think like that, so you shouldn't generalize them all in such a way. Some Americans seem to care more about Obama's race and religion than his education because of ignorance. I typically don't use the word "ignorance" because it is thrown around so much, but "ignorance" is the most apt word in this context. American's who care more about Obama's race and religion in a negative way are racist. Somebody of any race has the right to run as president, as does somebody of any religion.
- abneyLv 44 years ago
They like him due to the fact that he's as big of a Socialist Nut-job as they're! Free wellbeing Care whilst satisfactory just isn't low-priced! It'll BANKRUPT THIS country! SO other nations have to STFU! 2d of all, Pukes appeal to fellow pukes and ALL SOCIALISTS are Scum-baggage! They are grasping, egocentric parasites who wish to reside off of different people's rough-earned money! Oh yes, there are the other facet of those Pukes! Those who laugh at the gullible FOOLS who're absolutely stupid enough to feel their leaders give a tiny Rat's Azz about them! I know, i know "however THEY said!" RME severely?! Just how silly are some folks?! And wellbeing Care will not be a proper! It's a Privilege! Like using a auto! And nobody however Absolute Tyrants would drive persons to buy some thing they do not want! Trying to higher education?! On WHAT PLANET DO a few of YOU live on?! OH I GET IT! YOUR FN LITTLE daring-confronted mendacity MEDIA HAS FED YOU THESE LIES and you GULLIBLE LITTLE MORONS ARE genuinely silly ample TO consider THEM! LMAO!!! MAN YOU people ARE silly! So clearly The Satanic Pukes Morally Bankrupted Scum-baggage of the sector love a wicked reprobate like Obama considering the fact that he's as big of a scum-bag as they are! Enormous shock there! In fact, The more the Pukes of the world Love any individual, that is a clear signal that every one first rate Godly individuals should hinder balloting for that puke! BTW we don't "Hate Obama"! Hating anybody is a sin! So first-class try with that Bullcrap! WE HATE HIS POLICES! And if some of you are SO stupid that you can not separate the two, then i'm real sorry for you! The number of Lies so lots of you pukes peddle on right here and in different places in the media is disgusting! For example The Tea get together DOES not need NO GOVT! That is beyond stupid! The Tea celebration want SMALL GOVT! Most effective a complete Imbecile would fail to grasp the change between No Govt and a Small Govt! RME And No! The Tea get together is not RACIST! Best are attempting with THAT pathetic laughable lie! There are a quantity of Blacks and Hispanics within the Tea party motion! And NO! They are not "Uncle Toms'! Correctly those pronouncing so ARE the ones BEING RACISTS! No one if born homosexual! That's so stupid! These still believing that have got to come from a quite Backwards nation! One Crackpot made that up and every fool on this planet JUMPED ON BOARD OF THAT damaged DOWN BAND-WAGON! Abortion is an abomination and cold-blooded murder! Most effective a whole psychopath would brag about whatever so ailing like that! Yuck! Obama serving to the economic system?! LMAO&ROTF!!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ARE YOU SMOKING CRACK?! Obama and the pukes within the Democrat celebration usually are not called Spend-O-Holics For Nothing! Helllooo?! Their Spending habits are out of manage! And No! Most of it isn't spent on "safety, schooling and helping the terrible!" most effective Gullible idiots would prattle such stupid rubbish! OBAMA is just not trying to alternate america FOR the better YOU mendacity PUKES! HE is trying TO destroy OUR united states of americaconstitution!!! THE ONE report WHICH SET the usa apart FROM every other nation in the world! He and his Psychotic Socialist Puke allies are systematically seeking to undermine the constitution to be able to reduce this country to a couple sick PSYCHOTIC SOCIALISTIC STATE! HEEEEEELLLLL NOOOO!!! There might be one more progressive struggle before we permit our nation to be changed into a under no circumstances ending dwelling hell! A country which best the most important most vile pukes would experience, even as every first rate, loyal God fearing man, lady and child would suffer! No FN WAYY!!!!! And because of this we americans Sneer at Most foreign international locations! For the reason that those God-forsaken pukes are cheering Obama and his fellow pukes into DESTROYING OUR country! Looking to flip IT into a GOD-FORSAKEN wilderness LIKE YOURS! NO thank you!
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- PoseidonLv 67 years ago
Education? Bush and Obama each have two Ivy League degrees. Where did that get us?
I want to see the candidate's job performance history, whether it's in politics or the private sector. When you cast your vote, you're hiring a person to do a job. For any other job, you pay more attention to what they did since college than what they did in college (unless they're a recent graduate).
- Anonymous7 years ago
Being book smart has nothing to do with having common sense and obama shows little common sense. I would rather have a POTUS who has military experience than one who speaks many languages.
- okiLv 57 years ago
We don't really get much of any say in who is President. We technically are supposed to have the collective power to choose from the 2 options we are offered, but GWB proved that the winner is really already predetermined. It's all about making the rich get richer, just like pretty much everywhere else in the world.
- Mercadies2000Lv 77 years ago
Because as with Obama as an example, he had a good education and has no clue at all about how to run a country. He doesn't even understand the simple principle that you need to act dignified when you are in the highest office in the country. So race, his lack of religion, and his education did him no good.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Who says we do? I go by (In order):
Then things like race/religion. They are a little important.
Obama got into Harvard as an exchange student, w/a phoney SSI #. His school records are sealed.
- Full Circle 33Lv 77 years ago
In case you hadn't noticed but current Americans want someone to showboat everything.
As far as foreign languages go, we have interpreters that speak every language and some that aren't even invented yet.
- 7 years ago
Bc those are time-honored issues to demagog on.