More than half of the country voted for Donald Trump. This makes me feel unsafe. As unsafe as I felt on September 12, 2001.
This year, I know who I’m voting for, but I’m not passionate about them.
There is indeed anxiety within the population, and other fiery emotions as well. So rather than reject the Anxiety Thesis entirely, next time we will build on it to see if something else might explain the strange world in which we are currently living.
High Anxiety, Low Information, Moderate Expectations: The Importance of Voter Psychographics in Elections
Frequently, citizens' votes have more to do with who they are as opposed to who the candidates are or what their ads say. That's why when it comes to winning elections in close races understanding psychographics trumps demographics.
What if we just followed this election for ourselves, moment to moment, living in each actual moment as it happens, without checking to see how anyone else on the planet is interpreting that moment? Wouldn't that be a better way to prepare ourselves to cast ballots?
Barack should play ball. I don't mean that as a means of deploying the metaphor. I mean he should think of the debate like he thinks about basketball.
We cannot change anything until we totally accept it as it is, for in that moment of acceptance we can move to transform it.