Saturday, December 2, 2017

So, I've been reading....................

..................Scott Adams's book, Win Bigly: Persuasion In A World Where Facts Don't Matter.  Just arrived at the chapter titled "Trump's Rosie O'Donnell Moment," which details an event that happened in the first Republican debate in August of 2015.  Since I neglected to watch any of the debates, a quick visit was paid to YouTube, where the following was found:


Here are two snippets from Adams, watch the video and see if you agree:

     "Kelly finished her question and Trump responded with something about the problem of political correctness.  But by then it didn't matter.  The Rosie O'Donell reference sucked all the energy out of the room.  It was a masterstroke of persuasion, timed perfectly, and executed in front of the world.  When I saw it happen, I stood and walked toward the television (literally).  I got goose bumps on my arm.  This wasn't normal.   This was persuasion like I have never seen performed in public.  And in that moment, I saw the future unfold.  Or thought I did.  It would take another year to be sure."


     "Like many of you, I have been entertained by the unstoppable clown car that is Donald Trump.  On the surface, and several layers deep as well, Trump appears to be a narcissistic blowhard with inadequate credentials to lead a country.
     "The only problem with my analysis is there is an eerie consistency to his success so far.  Is there a method to it?  Is there some sort of system at work under the hood?"\

We are blessed to live in interesting times.

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