I watched this week as people dithered around, then when I made a suggestion they leapt at it, and wham! DECISION!
Am I that brilliant or did I just sound confident? Maybe that’s how so many bad decisions are made, people listen to someone who sounds confident? It would explain so much of the diffidence around Obama, he’s an intellectual, always questioning, and many people are afraid of a leader who doesn’t just ‘dictate’.
That would explain the success of various politicians who end up as dictators. They are always confident, always demanding, so people react and give them what they ask for or demand. They start out doing it with charm and charisma, then as their power grows, they move on to fiercer methods, and still the compliance is there. I suspect that is one of the best reasons for never letting anyone in power have more than 2 rounds at it. I suspect the same rule should apply to people elected to parliament or whatever countries have. If they can only to be there representing people for 2 terms, then for the rest they have to get REAL jobs, and be one of the people.
Now I wonder how many people decided “ YES, she’s right!”