[pp.int.general] Results (And now?)
r.bakels at planet.nl
Tue Jun 9 14:49:42 CEST 2009
>> don't understand them, and now they got a voice. Populist messages have
>> benefit of oversimplification. Honesty is too complicated.
> You're a worrywart, but yes, I agree.
I learned a new word. But don't worry! I was making an tongue in cheek
observation, forgot to add a ;) sign. But there is some seriousness in it:
to some extent, politicians should phrase their words in a way that appeals
as many people as possible. Which is obvious, but a change for me, from my
background as a scholar and lobbyist. Als lobbyists *occasionally* meet
intelligent people that need *correct* arguments. I recall the lessons from
Rick in Uppsala, explaining the needs of *political* communication.
Incidentally, persent Dutch politics is a *very *cynical example that honest
politics do no work. Our minister of finance, leader of the socialist party,
was widely praised for his pro-active approach, nationalising several banks
in a dazzling pace. But at the recent elections, his party was halved. In my
analysis: because he failed to make enough noise. There are many VERY stupid
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