Warning: I’m a little burned out on 24-hour news cycle and social media madness surrounding the U.S. Presidential campaign. (But this is NOT a political post!)
Now just weeks away, pundits and politicians are slicing and dicing what they believe the voting will turn out to be.
We’re down to a campaign of sound bites and campaign slogans. The elusive “undecided” voter is the most coveted interview on news shows.
- Campaigns are all about setting expectations for you, as the customer.
- While both candidates would like your vote, they know they’re not going to get everyone’s approval. Therefore, they turn to the loyalists.
- When the experience doesn’t meet expectations, voters (customers) are disappointed.
- Complex situations are reduced to sound bites and slogans. Some are better and more lasting than others!
- If you’re looking for information, there are online reviews from all kinds of folks. In fact, it seems everyone has an opinion.
- Logic plays a part, but most people decide based on emotion.
- At the end of the day, you cast your ballot in a private setting and it’s up to you if you share your decision with anyone.
What other lessons can we get from this? Something other than the crazy partisan rants currently dominating my Facebook feed?