Wednesday, July 19, 2006

How to Tell if a Candidate is Trustworthy or Not

Ask yourself these simple but vitally important questions.

1. Does the candidate's ad feature a poorly lit, candid photograph of his or her opponent making a weird face? If it does, your candidate is obviously trustworthy and their opponent is obviously a thief. Who but a thief would allow a snapshot of himself or herself to be circulated in public?

2. Does the candidate's ad show a high-contrast, black and white photograph of his or her opponent? If so, that is a sure sign your candidate is trustworthy. How else would they have the capability to retouch a photograph? Only the pure of heart can successfully manipulate photographs.

3. Does the candidate's ad show a picture of the candidate standing next to children, listening intently to old people, or putting an arm around a spouse? If so, you know you can trust that person to be an honest government official. How could you fake the kind of integrity demonstrated by posing for campaign photographs?

Sure, you could scour the internet for "Information" about a candidate, but that requires time and critical thinking skills. Take the shortcut – look at the photographs in their ads and you'll have all the information you need.


Blogger 2eagles said...

I disagree with your assessment of candidates that grin or smirk with arms around the mate and kiddies. Lately one in particular comes to mind and I would say he is one of the worst and most corrupt politicians this country ever produced but by putting on an act he has people liking him. People who do not listen, research, and pay attention daily are duped by the smiling face and the kissy kissy they see in the sound bites or the quickies we get on the tube.

The one of whom I write lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC.


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