Nov 4, 2021 • 34M

Marc A. Ross on political BS (Part 2)

Campaigning, polling and political self-sabotage

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Fellow BSers,

Welcome to A Load of BS: The Behavioural Science Podcast and to Part 2 of my conversation with Washington based political strategist Marc A. Ross.

For those of you who tuned in to Part 1, you'll remember Marc's exuberant, ebullient and entertaining style; his infectious enthusiasm for his subject. And you'll also remember that we covered a lot of ground. Marc shared his great anecdote about Clinton's candy shop in regard to exerting power and influence, we discussed the delusions required to make it as a politician and we talked a lot about the reality of the Hill (and indeed political affairs in general) beyond the media hysteria.

Today, we pick up the baton to discuss a wild array of topics which will enlighten you:

  • Sanders, Corbyn and political self-sabotage

  • The illusion of similarity

  • Floundering Kamala Harris

  • Rory Sutherland's 'make it pink' boardroom strategy

  • Problems with the polling industry

  • Campaign school: the mathematics behind the US election

  • Diversity in politics

  • Trump disinfectant and the pirate ship of rejects

  • Will Trump run again? Hopefully off the treadmill

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