John McCain was "894th out of 899 in his graduating class at Annapolis. (Jimmy Carter was 59th in his class of 820. Dwight D. Eisenhower was 61st of 164 in his West Point class. Even Ulysses Grant was 21st of 39 at West Point.)"
NewMexiKen also faults McCain for citing Ronald Reagan, who tripled the federal deficit during his tenure, as his model for how to balance the federal budget.
Barack Obama was President of the Harvard Law Review and was a law professor at the elite University of Chicago Law School before entering politics. Hillary Clinton was likewise academically excellent (and went to Yale Law School) and was a corporate lawyer.