It can't be true that she didn't know the Queen of England is just a figurehead. Can it? That's nuts.
She thought she had foreign policy experience because she can see Russia from her house. There's no underestimating this woman's intelligence. Frankly, the scary thing is that it probably wouldn't have mattered as much to the public if she A) wasn't a woman and B) happened to have the misfortune to be running not long after Hurricane Katrina, the one recent disaster which proved most viscerally to the American people why we do not want a mentally incompetent President (or Vice President) who is incapable of even turning on CNN and understanding it.
Look at some of the chuckleheads who were once front-runner for the GOP this year: Trump, Rick Perry, Herman Cain. These dudes don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. It doesn't always matter because a very large part of the GOP's national campaign strategy is to appeal to fear, prejudice and basic ignorance.
As Bill Clinton once so succinctly and beautifully put it: when people have knowledge, they vote Democrat.