When Honesty and Social Desirability Collide You are enjoying lighthearted conversation at a weekend BBQ when inevitably
I'm a Canadian citizen, I cannot vote in the U.S. and normally, I shouldn't have a say. So, recurring themes such as healthcare
"Do you like Democracy? Or do you want a demagogue?”
Pick already, people.
"Everyone wants to talk to me and ask me questions!"
Depending on which poll you believe, the campaign seems to be about a six or seven point race. And in some key states like Ohio and New Hampshire, it's a lot closer -- too close for comfort.
Yo, you undecided voters! Do you hear what you are saying? Sure, you’d be happier if your party had selected another nominee
The relatively small size of the "undecided" category masks much more uncertainty among voters who have a preference between Clinton and Trump, but are not happy with either, and are weighing whether to vote for a third party candidate or perhaps not vote at all.
This isn't about a Democrat versus a Republican. This is about a man who has capitalized on people's fears, anxieties, suspicions, and above all frustration with government to catapult himself to be a major party nominee.
Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Denver. On two separate shared rides, sitting up front for 45 minutes, I had the chance to talk politics with people quite different from me. It reminded me of the value of face-to-face conversation, not making assumptions, and listening without trying to convince.