Nobel laureate New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes on his blog:
Maybe the right prefers guys without credentials because they really know how things work, although I'd argue that this proposition can be refuted with two words: Larry Kudlow. More likely, it's that affinity fraud thing: Professors, even if they're conservative, just aren't the base's kind of people. I don't think it's an accident that Kudlow still dresses like Gordon Gekko after all these years.
Anyway, food for thought — if thinking is the kind of thing you like to do.
It's actually sad that this this is what passes for discourse about ideas at the highest levels on the left — attacking an economist by making fun of his clothing. Meanwhile, the idea that professors are somehow inherently unpopular with the conservative base makes you wonder who bought all those books by Milton Friedman, Newt Gingrich, and Allan Bloom.