The headline “Being smart not same as leading” on R.L. “Rube” Render’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is a truism.
Being smart is an attribute some, but not all, leaders possess as exemplified by Billy Graham and Martin Luther King as havers and Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones as lackers.
As for the military, obedience is the cornerstone of the chain of command and leadership as perceived by many service personnel.
It is understandable why Render, a staunch Republican, will overlook the leadership demonstrated by President Obama in getting elected in 2008 and again in 2012.