Like many of you, I’ve been watching the news coverage for the 2012 USA presidential campaigns.
(For those of you who are reading this post in the 2050s, this was the race between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney long, long ago.)
Like many of you, I’ve also seen some of the “attack ads” on both sides. And I’m looking forward to the upcoming debates . . . in the same way that I was glued to the O.J. Simpson “Trial of the Century” back in the day.
Like that trial, I expect the debates to contain the elements of mystery, drama, comedy, excitement, and suspense.
Now why do politicians spend obscene amounts of money on ads which attack their opponents – most often falsely?
Because they work.
In general, people are gullible and will believe whatever they hear or read without checking the facts or going to the sources themselves.
On that score, Rick Warren made this comment recently: [Continue Reading…]