posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 12:34 AM
I think the political machine goes a little further than modern marketing strategies. These people are very good at manipulating your reflexes and
subconscious into swaying your vote.
First, they have you believing there are only two choices...Dems and Reps... when in fact, there are many choices... Electing a third party could
happen, if they haven't convinced everyone that not voting within the two party system is "wasting your vote".
I think the strategy of the democrats this election cycle is to try and trigger that "feel good" response. People have come to view the status quo
as uncomfortable while we are trying to deal with the recession. So, they bill the republicans as the people who pretty much ruined everything, and
they will maintain the status quo.
Republicans are using the fight or flight response, and certain preprogrammed buzzwords to trigger this response. That is why they keep mentioning
socialism, terrorists, and liberals. (believe it or not, the republicans have made people believe that liberal is an evil term... but that's another
Neither party seems to want to point out why they would be a good leader... instead they want to show you why the other person is
liberal/socialist/terrorist/the status quo/the same as the last administration.
The only details they give of why they would be a good president are in talking points, that are the same and have remained unchanged since the
beginning of the campaigns. These positive points, they make sure they repeat in the same exact phrases as often as possible, because after all, if
the brain hears it enough, it becomes "true".
Propaganda and how the body/mind responds to it is a truly fascinating subject! this is a great thread..