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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-01-08 01:42 PM
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12. Americans tend to be more visual
The English auditorily oriented (gotta keep track of which accent is beneath you or above you, don't'cha know)

That's why nobody lets us see dead soliders, mutilated children, etc.....

Interestingly Americans tend to suffer more auditory hallucinations (you know.....that thing where the bath water is running and you swear you hear the phone or people talking....well, that counts too) than their cousins across the pond. I would imagine the English tend more toward visual hallucinations, but haven't read any studies suggesting such. It's a matter of the less used sense being "unsophisticated" as far as properly decoding stimuli.

The ad was a blunder, for precisely the reasons you suggest. There was a great story Reagan's team tells about a newscaster giving a really bad report on something R. had done. But instead of using neutral or negative footage, they showed him walking through a rally with balloons and flags, waving and smiling. Reagan's people said his ratings went up after that story aired. Nobody paid attention to the words, just the pictures.

McCains real problem is Obama just looks so damned presidential. His bearing is relaxed and casual, but still authoritative. (Those years of standing in front of a classroom lecturing can do that for you.) So it's difficult to find a "bad" picture of him.

A large number of people in this country vote on their gut. And their guts are definitely swayed by their eyes.

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  - That's the first thought I had.  tekisui   Aug-01-08 01:20 PM   #1 
  - K&R for the truth. eom  smiley_glad_hands   Aug-01-08 01:22 PM   #2 
  - Thank you--these threads need to stay kicked.  wienerdoggie   Aug-01-08 01:23 PM   #3 
  - Actually he looks pretty good up there on Mt. Rushmore  demnan   Aug-01-08 01:23 PM   #4 
  - I hope that this election ends up as a humiliating defeat for Mccain.  The_Casual_Observer   Aug-01-08 01:23 PM   #5 
  - Is this for real? They are really wasting a lot of money.  lisa58   Aug-01-08 01:24 PM   #6 
  - Seriously, who is his intended audience?  kesasso   Aug-01-08 01:25 PM   #8 
     - It's like McCain is this childish bully who's popular amoungst...  Just-plain-Kathy   Aug-01-08 01:41 PM   #10 
  - This is a wonderful ad  Mojorabbit   Aug-01-08 01:24 PM   #7 
  - The Obama People Ought to Call the McCain Camp  ribofunk   Aug-01-08 01:32 PM   #9 
  - Americans tend to be more visual  TalkingDog   Aug-01-08 01:42 PM   #12 
  - Well, after Barack gets our country out of the red, I say  AndyA   Aug-01-08 01:42 PM   #11 
  - The MSM need to be made aware of this (nt)  JaneQPublic   Aug-01-08 01:48 PM   #13 
  - Why can't McCain talk about his OWN record of supporting George W. Bush?  beachmom   Aug-01-08 01:49 PM   #14 
  - K & R!  Hope And Change   Aug-01-08 02:02 PM   #15 
  - He looks pretty cool on the dollar bill it will raise the value as the world loves Obama.  barack the house   Aug-01-08 02:23 PM   #16 

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