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Who we are not

shutterstock_114560326So here we are again, contemplating a general election that will give us a choice between the lesser of two evils. And the likely options look to be more noxious than any we’ve ever had to face.

Everyone is asking the same question: how did we get here? And the bad news — which is old news — is that negative advertising works.

But why does it work? Everyone hates it, everyone complains about it, everyone laments the decline of civility, the widening of the political divide, and the incurable blight of ideological gridlock. So why do we continue to respond to the very thing we can’t stand in a way that makes it keep getting worse?

A new study may offer a glimmer of explanation.

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2 Comments

  1. Sydney Chase says:

    RYG,

    So… Lincoln was prescient?

    Sid

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