When your candidate loses an election in a battle for a political office or even on a show like “America’s Got Talent” it can be quite depressing. Although having your candidate losing a political battle can have a greater impact on your daily life both situations make you feel like you “what the hell were they thinking”? You wonder even for a moment whether “Democracy really works”? I believe it still does (see below)
(1) PERCEPTION- The people will more likely accept the reality of their life’s when they have a say in how it’s decided.
(2) SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY- The majority will work to see that there candidate is more successful then their policies would lead us to believe.
(3) HAPPINESS- The majority will appear happier even if things go worse then expected because they’ll “stand by their man/woman”
(4) CHANCE FOR TRUE CHANGE- If things really fall apart many in the majority will move to the position of the opposition or not vote in the next election and then the opposition will come into power
Please note for this to occur the Fifth Estate/ The Press must do a better job in reporting the whole truth (not a biased truth) and the opposition must have a charismatic leader with clear vision of their goals and how they will achieve them.