I’ve been wondering what it is in our psyche that attracts us as Americans and I suppose on a higher level as human beings to individuals within the political realm (who are aiming to be our leaders) that are loud and brash while we are also attracted to those who are eloquent and confident in their messaging.
Is the key confidence? Are we just looking subconciously for someone that has the confidence we seek to fill the leadership of the highest offices?
Is the key in rhetoric or delivery or both?
We can look at other leaders that are not Americans such as Vladimir Putin who projects a strongman image and see that such a thing is deeply attractive to the Russian Psyche. But at the same time the strongman projection seems to be working with a large segment of the electorate in primary politics leading to the convention.
But at the same time projection of power is not what led to the election of our last President on a level of style (disregarding policy). It seems that the last election on the level of style was more in regards to eloquence and idealism (projection of hope versus uncertainty & same politics)
Is there a key to this?
Is it possible to strip down voting preference from the level of policy and merely take it down to a level of personality/confidence/delivery of rhetoric?