Good e-ven-ing. My name is Bob Beetortib, independent, non-partisan candidate for mayor. May I take a few minutes of your life to explain why you should vote for me?
Interesting that national Election Day occurs so soon after Halloween (and it’s been that way since 1845). Maybe it was strategic planning, to play on the public’s state of fear induced by masked children (or adults) roaming the streets demanding treats.
Fear is a strange beast. We need to have enough of it to protect ourselves from danger, yet it’s easy for it to escalate into panic attacks over non-specific or mundane things. Psychological buttons pushed that directly connect to something bad in our past. Of course, the trick is to separate past from present, dig down enough to discover the real fear, then face it, deal with it.
Like the small masked bandits—or scary politicians—knocking at your door: Trick or treat.
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Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.
Eat, drink and be scary.