Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Does the Appeal of Obama's Change open you to Gullibility?

The latest success of Barak Obama in the Wisconsin Primary makes me wonder if a tipping point is approaching?

This tipping point has less to do with political argument and more to do with crowd behaviour. This means that voters in up-coming primaries will sub-consciously post rationalise their vote as 'I voted for the winner' rather than consciously choose because 'I voted for the policy'

An additional dimension comes from the desire to change. Change implies renewal and opportunity and that is very appealing, that's why we always buy 'new' things...the question is...will the change be achieved safely?


  1. Very insightful commentary. I wish I had a prudent response but as the days go by, I become more and more confused and disoriented by this election process. I hate to say this, but I think that all of the people who formerly voted for George Bush feel so guilty for putting him in office they are voting for Barack Obama to make up for it ~ but I still have no idea who the better candidate is ~ I remain dazed and confused, with something in me that will not allow me to support Obama...I guess leaving me gullible!

  2. Thanks for your comment! I'm sure you are not gullible at all. We're buying a promise and we won't know if it it will be fulfilled until many months after the election. Going with your gut feel might be right in this case.