CNN's Jack Cafferty asserted Wednesday that "intellectual lightweights" Rep. Michele Bachmann and Gov. Rick Perry were "sucking up most of the media's attention, mostly for saying stupid stuff."

"If Palin runs, we'll have yet another Mensa candidate to join Bachmann and Perry," Cafferty worried.

"When it comes to presidential politics, why does America seem to be allergic to brains?"

Watch this video from CNN's The Situation Room, broadcast Aug. 24, 2011.

(H/T: Mediaite)