So I've been puzzling over this collapse in the Obama campaign over one bad performance.
If you take the entirety of the season, to me it's like a guy pitching a one hit ball game and still losing.
Anyway, I remember a psychology study I once read;
It basically said if you have a low opinion of someone before or when you first meet them, and you end up liking them, you end up liking them MORE.
And the reverse is true: if you have a high opinion of someone before or when you first meet them, and you end up not liking them, you end up liking them even LESS.
So Obama may not have done himself any favors by having such a long streak of publicity wins; and strange as it sounds, all the gaffes Romney made made his resurgence that much easier.
Human psychology -- not much better than chimps.
3 days ago