Saturday, February 26, 2005

perception shapes reality

Over breakfast I got into a discussion about how individual politicians are portrayed in the media.

One guy pointed out that Ald. Dick Mell is always portrayed as being "powerful". Part of having power is psyching others into believing you're powerful.

* How is Rod Blagojevich perceived?
* How does he want to be perceived?
* How was he perceived when he was in Congress?
* How has the past perceptions of Blagojevich affected the image he's tried to project?


Blogger Carl Nyberg said...

Early in his career Rod Blagojevich was perceived as Dick Mell's creation and tool.

Now RB is trying to forge an identity of his own and he's having trouble. He wants to be a fiscally disciplined, skilled at governing and anti-corrupt kinda guy, but he's having trouble playing the part.

3:45 PM  

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