If somebody asked me, who or what I am or wish to be, I wouldn't say I am an artist, or a scientist, or philosopher, not even author, believer, speaker, writer, thinker, teacher, visionary, expert, pundit, none of those labels. Without a moment's hesitation, I would say that I am, for serious, only this:
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The new president of the United States of America is known at last – it is the one that had already spent one term in the office, mister Barrack Hussein Obama. Many people, most of all probably American Republicans, are now asking these questions above all others: Why? How did that happen? Where did we go wrong? There undeniably was huge amount of effort put into this year’s presidential campaigns for both candindates, as well as a number of other potential candidates from the GOP primaries. Once again, the funding grew to historic heights and the intensity of coverage broke new grounds, extremes and records. Neither party could be faulted for not trying hard enough, but effort itself most certainly isn’t the only factor at play here – human (in)decision (as it was jokingly called by Daily Show’s John Stewart) can be affected by everything from gaffes to weather. There are of course more rational suspects as well, like presidential achievements or lack therof, proposed ideologies and solutions, personal integrity of candidates and performances of their running mates, the nature of media coverage, performance in debates, party unity and support or the successful fundraising efforts combined with efficient spending, and possibly even more. In this paper I will try to assess, which of these factors (if any) seem to have had significant influence on the end result of this almost-neverending election (or as it once again called John Stewart, The Democalypse 2012).