MCCAIN’ BRAIN IS ACTIVE AT THE EMOTIONAL CENTERS (AMYGDALA AND HIPPOCAMPUS
McCain is emotional. Besides his well known anger management problem, he is given to rituals (lucky shoes, lucky objects) and superstitions. For most people, gambling is a self-defeating flaw. Now if McCain were a math genius, I could imagine that rational risk-taking might be a plus. Math and science were not his strong suits. His fist-fights in high school earned him the nickname of Punk mcNasty.
Some of these traits actually could be advantageous at the tactical level but not at the strategic level (which is where the commander-in-chief operates) I submit that the average person does not clearly appreciate the difference between strategy and tactics.
McCain operates disproportionately at the emotional centers of the brain like the amygdala and hippocampus. Apparently he is able to connect with people at that level.
OBAMA OPERATES AT THE CEREBRAL CORTEX LEVEL.
There are two extremes of Magna Cum Laud graduates of Harvard Law . There are pedants like PNAC chickenhawk Douglas Feith who was one of the architects of the Iraq fiasco (referred to by Gen Tommy Frank as “The stupidist person on the face of the earth”).
The other extreme is Barack Obama who can rigorously analyze a question at an abstract level, apply his understanding to a real life problem and then acticulate a practical decision.
Our population tends to operate at the emotional level . I want an elite cerebral type of President like Obama not someone who can have a beer with Joe Sixpack.