Are Obama’s Appointees Too Intellectual to Govern Effectively?

Critics charge that Barack Obama relies too heavily on the academic elite.


Of Barack Obama's top 35 administration appointments so far, 22 hold degrees from the world's elite educational institutions. Critics charge that Obama's picks are too intellectual to manage pragmatically, drawing parallels to mistakes made by John F. Kennedy's "best and brightest." Will Obama's reliance on Ivy League credentials prevent his administration from governing effectively? Post your thoughts.

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