Re: How could a "moron" win the Presidency of the United States?
You nailed it right there. Low intelligence, high charisma.
Also, he appealed to people of average or lower intelligence, because they felt that he was someone like them who made it big, therefore with his leadership, they could too.
Not to mention a fairly strong undercurrent of dislike by the average for the intelligent for their unavoidable air of superiority.
Personally, I want my leaders to be smarter than I am AND have loads of charisma. Most people like that find somewhere other than politics to focus their talent on.
But he started out with money, right? Wasn't his dad wealthy? Do people realize that?
One of the deepest feminine pleasures is when a man stands full, present, and unreactive in the midst of his woman's emotional storms. When he stays present with her, and loves her through the layers of wildness and closure, then she feels his trustability, and she can relax. -- David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man