There was some discussion recently (not nearly as much as needed) whether McCain's policies are the same as these of George Bush. But is he as stupid? This article argues convincingly that yes, just like George Bush he lacks intellectual curiosity, his academic record is awful, and his approach to everything from morality to world problems is simplistic.
"John McCain graduated 894th in a class of 899 at the Naval Academy at Annapolis. His father and grandfather were four star admirals in the Navy. Some have suggested that might have played a role in McCain being admitted. His academic record was awful. And it shows over and over again whenever McCain is called upon to think on his feet."