Comments: KISS UP

I don't think this is much different than the early studies on management when productivity increased simply b/c management expressed concern over lighting. People will support someone who expresses an interest in them. It's human nature - act like you care about me and I'll do almost anything for you.

Posted by MP at January 6, 2008 04:21 AM

Yep, the face time is important. Why should people vote for someone who, despite supposedly having similar goals and outlooks, doesn't bother to acknowledge your presence?

Posted by Ted at January 6, 2008 08:16 AM

But, Ted, there are 300 million Americans. Surely we can't all expect individual face time?

I don't know, it just seems phoney to me. Go to Iowa and pretend you care all about ethanol...go somewhere else and pretend you care about their stuff. I'd rather see them on TV addressing all Americans as a whole.

Posted by Sarah at January 6, 2008 09:17 AM

There's not an expectation of individual face time, but if a candidate didn't even go to an event in the state then it would follow that he (or she/it/whatever) isn't interested in the state.

Posted by MP at January 6, 2008 10:14 AM

You mean the Presidential election wasn't decided by the Iowa caucus? Oh, crap. Now I *am* depressed -- I thought the election was over.

Posted by Tracy at January 6, 2008 07:43 PM