Mike Pence must have firmed up his position on evolution, because he won the Values Voters straw poll this weekend. Matt Yglesias was all over Pence’s stupidity after he was elevated to a House leadership position:
He has no grasp, whatsoever, of public policy issues. And yet I can only gather from the fact that his colleagues have elevated him to a leadership post, that a large faction of them are actually so much stupider than Pence that they don’t realize how dumb he is. But it’s really staggering. In my admittedly brief experience talking to him, his inability to grasp the basic contours of policy question was obvious and overwhelming.
Pence’s win isn’t surprising, since you don’t need to be a genius to tell the Values Voters what they want to hear.