I think it’s a good thing that Scott Walker has no college degree. In 2008, we were told Obama is a constitutional scholar and we all know how that worked out.

Albert R. Hunt of Bloomberg writes.

Does the U.S. President Need a College Degree?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has buzz. He has impressed conservative activists in Des Moines and is the front-runner for likely Republican Iowa caucus-goers, according to a Bloomberg Politics-Des Moines Register poll published this weekend.

Supporters say the 47 year-old has more diverse qualifications than the other Republicans: A non-Washington Republican who has won tough contests in a blue state, taken on labor unions and has appeal to the conservative faith community and the business constituency.

There is one credential that he doesn’t have: a post-high school education. America hasn’t elected a president without a college degree since Harry Truman.

Privately, some strategists in both parties suspect that this could increasingly become troublesome for voters, a little in the nominating process, more so in a general election, particularly in battleground upscale suburban areas. If this seems illogical — it does — try raising the issue at the next coffee klatch or cocktail party; you’re likely to be surprised by the responses.

Americans celebrate higher education. More than 40 percent of voters have a college degree; only three countries, Canada, Israel and Japan have a more educated electorate. College graduates, on average, make in excess of 50 percent more in a lifetime in America than non-graduates.

All members of the Senate have higher degrees, as do all but 19 members of the House: 15 Republicans and four Democrats. Utah’s Gary Herbert and Walker are the only two governors.

Walker attended Marquette University for more than three years. He dropped out to take a job. He’s about a year short of a degree and has raised the possibility of completing it while governor.