"He is intelligent, but not experienced. His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking"
Spock -Wrath of Khan
I was thinking about this quote earlier. It's the perfect embodiment of President Obama. He's smart, but he has no clue what he's doing. He knows that more Government is the solution, even when it's painfully obvious that more government simply makes things worse.
If Jimmy Carter proved anything, it's that smart people can be really bad presidents. Carter's problem is he couldn't delegate, so couldn't actually get anything done. Obama's problem is he's surrounded himself with the echo chamber. even if he had any advisers that actually knew anything, he wouldn't listen.