Here is an interesting article to complete over the weekend: Why the Best and Brightest Are Often the Dimmest and Worst at Governing. Examples from several administrations are provided. The conclusion:
Yes, let’s elect smart people to the highest offices, but we do better to rely on men and women who have a sense of proportion and know some history in leading the country to meet its domestic and foreign problems. And voters do better to understand that there are no magic bullets that smart people can provide to solve the country’s problems.