I didn't mean to suggest that most Americans are stupid. What I meant to say is that most Americans are fat and stupid. 60% of them are overweight, a minority believe in evolution, and 40% of them believe that they will be rich.
It was only a timid respect for the educated and the dominance of print media that led American fools to tolerate competent leaders. Now that we are mainlining TV decadence, hatred of the educated and the civilized results in the "Schwartzenegger effect," the election of violent cartoon characters as political leaders.