How do we elect such poor decision-makers to office? As anyone who studies our warrior's rules at this site knows, politicians are our most fertile source of examples of defective strategy. This fact raises the question: how do these people get elected to office in the first place?
If this administration seems particularly clueless, there is a reason. Less than 10% of Obama's Cabinet have any experience in the public sector. This is by far the lowest of any Cabinet in history where the averages has been around 40%. Without private sector experience, cabinet members lack any feel for competitive environments and how they work (see chart, via Nick Schulz's article in The American).