Naw, Mike, it's just the opposite, actually. In a monarchy, you're stuck with the ruling class, even when they're underachievers, like our last POTUS. In this case, President Obama made the most of his opportunities and got an education which indeed was fit for a monarch. And, far from an underachieving monarch's performance, he was invited to the Harvard Law Review (membership of which alone is a noteworthy achievement), then elected President of the Law Review by his peers.
You're a history jock, Mike, can you even name the last President with so distinguished an educational career?
So actually, I prefer democracy, which in this case means the option to pick the smarter candidate over the dumber one. "Know-nothing-ism" has fallen out of fashion after the last crew, don'tchaknow?
You are delusional if you think Obama achieved anything significant prior to his election to the US Senate. His "credentials" were mainly academic and rather "ho hum'. Harvard ain't nuthin' much these days. As I recall, Georgie went to Yale and you all said he was just another moron. Right?
Obama's education, like his rise to the presidency, was very much planned, scripted and guarded by his liberal mentors in order to exploit an African American for political purposes. I also remember the gushing about him in 2004 by the liberal anchors on election night and he was a complete unknown on the national scene but the left wingers knew him well. The name dropping of colleges and associates abounded. He was of a particular liberal pedigree it seemed--an heir to the throne.
are such a history buff, cite a challenging interview that Obama did prior to the election; One where he had to answer tough and unscripted questions and where he really was original and substantial. He doesn't even have that to his credit. Also, He didn't even have the guts to face Fox. The reason he got elected was a George Bush backlash and good grooming, nothing more. If you think you voted for the smartest person, the joke's on you. He was never tested.
The best educated president was Abraham Lincoln. He wasn't indoctrinated, selected or molded. Fortunately for Barack, he didn't go to Harvard.