I make a point of being on the e-mail lists for both the McCain and Obama campaigns. I make a point of listening to conservative and progressive radio. I don’t do this to hurt myself (though sometimes it does feel that way, I must confess!). I do this because as an Integrity Analyst in this Age of Spin I feel an obligation to be aware of the spin being generated by both ends of the dysfunctionally polarized political spectrum.
The next phase of the race to become the next president of the United States has begun. View the following two speeches by the presumptive Republican and Democratic nominees for US President in 2009. Both speeches were given on June 3, 2008.
Both candidates blend the vision they want us to believe they have with spin-doctoring about their opponent that they hope you won’t recognize as distortions. See if you can separate authentic vision from pandering, authentic differences between these candidates from the spin they are using to distort their opponent.
Is Scott McClellan an opportunist, a spin doctor with ulterior motives, or someone who feels too guilty about having been part of a White House culture of deception and propaganda to remain silent? Listen to this sample of videos. Then read my comments that follow them.
The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World by David Gruder, Ph.D., won two book awards in less than two weeks, during the second half of May, 2008.