CFP: Most Canadians who do not spend their evenings drinking the Liberal Party Kool Aid do not like the way Justin Trudeau is running the country. They realize as leaders and politicians go, he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. But it is possible even these people are actually overestimating his intelligence. As far as his mental abilities are concerned, he is probably a lot worse than most of us think he is.
In a Toronto Sun column, Lorne Gunter wrote everything Trudeau does is done because he is “naïve.” The major problem with the columnist’s thinking is he is being too kind to the selfie-taking Sock Boy. As far as naiveté goes, Trudeau is looking at it in the rear view mirror. The reality is he is simply not bright enough to hold any job requiring more intelligence than his work experience before entering politics required; part time drama teacher, snowboard instructor and bouncer.
It could very well be many Canadians are overestimating the prime minister’s intelligence. This is opposite the way critics of other leaders have them figured out. Usually their political enemies underestimate the intelligence of these leaders. Jean Chrétien is a case in point. Love him or hate him, the former PM is an extremely bright man with exceptional political smarts. During his 40 years in politics he successfully conveyed his “little guy from Shawinigan” persona; an ordinary country bumpkin not as smart as the average Canadian. more here