What a way to start one of the most hellacious election weeks in recent memory- Halloween! As I ponder the goings-on a number of ideas come to mind. Don’t worry, I’m not going to share my view on the races- the pot has been stirred enough and is boiling over; I personally have had enough of it. There’s nothing quite as effective as a political campaign to heighten human emotion. And if you ask me, for those who are engaged in the process there is quite a bit of nonsense going on as well.
Two particular nonsensical techniques come to mind- negativity and fantastical (read: unrealistic) promises. Not surprisingly, these same two techniques are often employed in business too. Be it politics or business, I was taught to believe that "the issues" are what matters. So let me ask the question that has always puzzled me. What do we hope to gain with these techniques? I am open to the possibilities- maybe there really is some value here, though I admit I am not inclined to think so. What do you think?
Oh and don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. A voice unspoken is neither heard nor understood.