are you smarter than a presidential candidate?

Are You Smarter Than a Presidential Candidate?

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America expects its presidents to be among the best and brightest that our populace of 310 million people has to offer. And yet, time and time again, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, and their respective wingmen just say things that are flat-out wrong, either because of an accidental misstatement, an intentional attempt to deceive, or plain old ignorance. It’s frustrating, but can you do any better? Test yourself in our inaugural installment of “Are You Smarter Than a Presidential Candidate?” (Remember? Like that TV show!), a quiz about facts recently flubbed by the presidential candidates.