Re: Naruto too stupid to become Hokage?
All Kage are not genius from birth. In many cases what sets them aside is that they are extremely powerful ninja. The Raikage, as an example, doesn't appear to be too bright. He is strong though.
Originally Posted by BananaAssassin
That said, the leaf village has had a string of hokage who are both extremely intelligent and powerful at the same time. The third hokage is arguably the most intellegent, with the fourth hokage and tsunade coming in close behind. There's no evidence that the first and second hokages were super-smart, only that they were very powerful and very compassionate leaders.
In the sense of Power, Naruto does have what it takes. He has the power to lead the village on the battlefield and to be personally responsible for the safety of the village. Off the battlefield, you raise a good point: Naruto really isn't qualified (or even interested) in some of the more mundane tasks of village leader. International relations, budgets and finance, sending other people out on dangerous missions, etc. These are all things that we would expect Naruto to do poorly.
If Naruto does become Hokage, I expect it to last for a whole 12 days before he gives up and goes off on a different adventure.