Monday, March 26, 2012
TFP Column: Cognitive Dissonance
After taking a week off, I'm back on the Toledo Free Press website early this week with another piece on the 2012 election in about seven months. This time however, I'm not talking about the contradictory statements that the candidates normally make about their closely held principles, but the mutually exclusive concepts that voters seem to able to simultaneously maintain in the "punkin' heads".
Interestingly enough, there's a term for this condition; and suprisingly enough it's the tile of the piece, "Cognitive Dissonance".
Being that this is in so early in the week, there is no way for me to know what will yet appear in either the mid-week "Star" edition, or next weekend's. I know it will be interesting however, which must account for the fact that this is Toledo's largest Sunday circulation and Ohio's Best Weekly newspaper (for the third year in a row). But that's merely what you've come to expect from the Toledo Free Press.