Please do not insult the intellectuals. Republican's recent departure from the intellectuals have repulsed many. Your party's top potential nominee for presidential election called Obama a snob because he wants every American to get at least 1 year of college education!
Intellectuals looks at the scientific studies about the society before they make conclusions, and if the situation changes, they follow the facts and change their strategies and not follow some preconceived dogma in the face of hard facts. This can hardly be said about the recent republican party from dialing back science education in school to denying global warming. There is a reason why more university professors are liberal than conservative, and there is a reason why the republican party has branded intellectuals "elitists" (negative of course).
And morality? Please give me a definition of who is conservative, (religion? party line?) and let's take a look at the statistics on everything including divorce rates, crime rates and infidelity rates. A quick google search shows me more embarrassing scandals of republican politicians in recent decade than democratic politicians. Looking at crime rate alone, education is one of the most influential factor, see this study published in 2003. http://emlab.berkeley.edu/~moretti/lm46.pdf
And guess which side has been more on the side of public spending on education? You guessed right, not the republicans.
So, all in all, before you make a statement about conservatives being more moral or intelligent, take a look at the statistics, because that is what intelligent people do.