Prescription #9 of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” is : Consider voting for candidates (e.g., President of the United States) based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration (see “The Voter Scorecard”, Healthy Change : Part Five — Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals, #1 ). The author has been examining Estimated Level of Intuition and position on Use of Military Force Against Iraq prior to the March 2003 Invasion for nine 2012 United States Presidential Candidates (Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman, Jr. and President Barack Obama, Jr.) recently in The Hygiology Post. In the last article a Summary of findings that examined Estimated Level of Intuition and Iraq War Position prior to the March 2003 invasion was presented. The analysis was very basic, unscientific, and seemed to have a potentially large degree of error. The method was done in such a manner so that basically anyone could have done it without the benefit of ever interviewing/seeing the candidate in person (which many voters apparently do not). The results of the brief analysis suggested that Higher levels of Intuition appeared to be associated with a greater likelihood to be Against Use of Military Force Against Iraq prior to the March 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
A question from the analysis results is whether there is something about Estimated Level of Intuition per se that separated the 2012 United States Presidential candidates examined from being For The Use of Military Force Against Iraq versus being Against The Use of Military Force Against Iraq. Does Level of Intuition help to separate and/or help to explain behaviors of people in many apparently important areas including but not limited to social change, leadership, politics, influence, manipulation, and obedience ?
Did focusing on facts (such as whether or not there were weapons of mass destruction) prevent some politicians, some in the mainstream media, and/or some voters from considering other things well such as whether or not the intelligence information was of good quality and/or relevant to long term United States interests and objectives in this instance ? Likewise, did a focus on facts obscure whether or not all possible reasonable questions had been answered prior to engagement in an invasion of Iraq in 2003 ?
Were those people with estimated relatively higher levels of intuition in positions of political power and influence exercising more independent decision making and/or looking at future implications of such actions of an Iraq invasion by the United States more than others (with estimated lower levels of intuition) ? To what extent were the ability of lobbyists to influence decision-making dependent upon Level of Intuition of various politicians (viz., United States President and Congress), mainstream media journalists, and other mainstream media people in positions of power (regarding the Use of Military Force Against Iraq prior to the March 2003 Invasion of Iraq) ? To what extent did lobbyists perhaps influence various people in the mainstream media or relevant politicians (viz., United States President and Congress) more who had relatively estimated lower levels of intuition versus those who had relatively estimated higher levels of intuition ? Were and are politicians with relatively higher levels of intuition less influenced by lobbyists and the mainstream media people (journalists, broadcasters, commentators, producers, etc.) in the United States at this time in our history especially as it regards most important decisions ? Readers are encouraged to examine and study such questions and give The Hygiology Post feedback.
Election outcomes do matter in matters of life and death and the economy—would the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 have occurred at all if there was a United States President Forbes, United States President Gore, or United States President Nader in office in the 2001-2004 time period, for example ? Is it possible that only two (Ron Paul and President Barack Obama, Jr.) of the nine current United States Presidential candidates examined, with their apparent differing viewpoints on so many political positions both foreign and domestic, be the ones who could have best kept the United States from the human and economic problems that have ensued from The Iraq War if they were President of The United States at the time and in so doing could have helped people both within and outside the United States better realize the articulated dreams of those like Martin Luther King Jr. ?
The Hygiology Post has been providing information with an end toward helping people make good voting decisions and in turn enhance the probability of good election outcomes. The information gathered, analyzed, and summarized by The Hygiology Post author may help readers consider whether or not they want to include Intuition (or, Sensation-Intuition) in The Voter Scorecard (© 1988). The usefulness of The Voter Scorecard is considered to be independent of any particular position such as whether or not a voter or politician is for or against use of military force against a country in any particular instance. The Voter Scorecard is a rational decision making method to help people make voting decisions, help people develop a type of rational decision-making skill, and help ensure that voters fully consider issues they consider important. The Voter Scorecard can also provide a way to collect, analyze, and summarize information in written form and provide an explicit basis as to how decisions have been made. As the author wrote on August 14, 2011 in The Hygiology Post : “At a time when people both within and outside of the United States increasingly seem to be aware of the crucial need for making good elected leadership choices the Zeitgeist does seem ripe for ways to make that happen. Without further ado, from the Spring of 1988, readers are presented with a prescription in ‘The Voter Scorecard.’ ” The author plans to develop The Voter Scorecard (© 1988) to enhance its use and usefulness as a method to obtain good election outcomes. Additional 2012 United States Presidential candidates may also be included.
The 2012 United States Presidential Candidates themselves or their representatives are each invited to comment, make recommendations, and/or add to the information in The Hygiology Post. Also, all of the 2012 United States Presidential Candidates are invited to be interviewed (for almost any purpose and in basically any format they choose to be interviewed) by and write an article for publication in The Hygiology Post.
The author plans to expound upon Prescription #9 (Prescription #9 of “Some Prescriptions For Productive Goals” is : Consider voting for candidates [e.g., President of The United States] based upon levels of intuition in addition to other areas you believe deserve consideration) with additional information in The Hygiology Post.
The Hygiology Post welcomes feedback from readers on all six parts of the series (individually and/or as a total package) upon completion of the series as to whether the articles help fulfill its vision and mission.
Louis DeCola, Jr. © 2011 The Hygiology Post