March 27, 2008
We Want a Superhero
For the past two days, my posts have been intentionally self-deprecating. This tactic can be used to make someone seem more human, and by that, more likable. Mild self-criticism can often be seen as a strength.
However, recently I heard John McCain start off a sentence with, "I may not be the smartest person in the world, but..."
He has also made comments like "I may be older than dirt, but" and "I may have more scars than Frankenstein, but".
Senator McCain is running for the ONE position in the world where this strategy will NOT work. We have already discussed how our populace wrongly looks for divine perfection in a President who will solve their problems for them, save the day, etc. People are LOOKING for the smartest person in the world, Senator. So, pretend it's you. It's the only chance you have.
Posted by Eric Olsen at 8:38 AM