Eloquence Does Not Equate To Intelligence

I've read most of Orson Scott Card's novels over the years, and am just now reading Ender In Exile, a relatively new book in the Ender series.

On page 35 the main character, Ender Wiggin, brings forth a small piece of wisdom that applies to the situation today, particularly in regards to President Obama and the Democrats.

Eloquence didn't imply intelligence or deep analysis. True believers in a cause often behaved in self-defeating ways because they expected other people to see the rightness of their cause if they stated it clearly enough. As a result, they tipped their hand in every game and couldn't understand why everyone ganged up against them.

And so it is with Obama and his devout followers. They can't see that people's opposition to their plans has less to do with our misunderstanding his goals and his means of achieving them and more with completely understanding his goals and his means.

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