Around election time in the United States it never ceases to amaze me how many lies and how much negativity is proffered on the American public.
Since the election of 2000, elections have become a ritual of name-calling, bashing, spreading of lies and rumors. Trust between parties has evaporated. It is one big Public Relations (PR) game, and the one who does it best usually is the winner.
In the election of 2000, Al Gore, who lost Florida by 500+ votes, contested the election. There were accusations of fraud on both sides. And it was discovered that there was some fraud. But it was not on the part of the Republicans, as the Democrats would have you believe, it was their own. Democrats were caught on videotape trying to prove votes for Gore were not counted by bending the voter cards and trying to have what are called “chads” fall out.
In actuality, Bush won Florida any way you look at it. The media even did a recount of their own, confirming that Bush won after the Supreme Court affirmed and effectively stopped the recount.
This year, in 2016, the election process has gotten worse. But perception is key to PR success and the candidate who is perceived as the most Presidential and who tells people what they want to hear will prevail. Continue reading Hillary Clinton’s Perfect PR Propaganda Machine