posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 01:24 PM
Bleys, i think you're dead on. Truman's attitude is exactly what is needed now.
Boatphone, i realize in the past presidents have come from non-elite colleges, but things, particularly perception, have changed since the days of for
most of those presidents. as for reagan, while he didn't go to an elite college, he was a nationally recognzed movie star before becoming president.
in my opinion, that basically trumped any of his shortcomings in the public's eye. thanks for the list though. in reagrads to your second post, it's
basically been shown that it's not always smart kids that attend elite colleges. bush averaged C's at Yale (by the way, i am a fan of him
regardless). however, i think you're right about the connections thing. connections are definitly made in college and elite colleges are likely to
have better ones. i still maintain though that the college a president attended shouldn't make a difference. if someone is smart then they're smart,
regardless of college. in fact, i'd much rather have someone who got straight A's at a public university then someone who got mostly C's at an