There a great article on Drudge on the dems use of subtle marketing techniques to sway voters. I hate to say it but it was brilliant. (professionally speaking)
I am depressed that the republicans, who I thought are much smarter than the dems, got “schooled” in electioneering.
The idea that you can sway demographics by appealing to something totally unrelated to the important issues republicans were pounding on is very interesting.... but makes sense when you think that most people don’t give two hoots about politics.
It also doesn’t make any sense that Obama would win given his record.... so the dems did only thing they could. Say bad things about the opponent and influence their base with things that the republicans would ignore.
The example of giving away cell phones, or Obama having dinner with Clooney seems like nonsense to us thinking people, but are important decision points that influence whole demographics of sheeple. Stupid sounding but a brilliant translation or marketing skills and data into retail politics.
And if you extrapolate this means that elections will never again be about issues but be about influencing people via their likes and dislikes - or other emotional signals.
Right or left will have no meaning anymore - it’ll be just red or blue.
It was better when only 20% of us voted.
“I am depressed that the republicans, who I thought are much smarter than the dems, got schooled in electioneering.”
Dems have the media, Hollywood and the techies. Romney was a throwback from a 50’s TV show. He wasn’t going to get it.
We have to learn to run both kinds of ads. Yes, many, many American people who vote run on their emotions. The democrats know this and constantly appeal to people's emotions. It is time for Conservatives to begin to realize the board the game is being played on and play on it.