Well, according to Ed Young, the presidential election is less than one year away and the candidates are already hot on the campaign trail. I love to sit back and watch the different strategies that the contenders use as they try to win the number one office in the nation. Some use the pit bull strategy. They attack their opponents, ripping them apart limb from limb. Others use the nice guy strategy, or nice girl strategy. They rise above the fray, no mud slinging. They just smile and agree with everybody. After awhile, though, all the candidates have to do one thing, they have to press the flesh. They have to get out there and walk into the crowd, shake the hands and kiss the babies because it is part of running for a political office. – Ed Young Ministry.
There is one campaign strategy, though, that always amazes me. It is a strategy that we will see played out hundreds and hundreds of times over the next eleven months by Bill Clinton, Bob Dole and by a host of other men and women. It is popularly known as the identification strategy. You have seen it. A limousine will scream to a stop in front of McDonalds, our candidate will jump out of the limo surrounded by Rayban-wearing secret service agents. He will walk into the golden arches and people will applaud enthusiastically. He will walk behind the counter and while the minicams are filming and the press are taking flash pictures, he will make small talk with the employees, he will don a McDonald’s smock and hat, he will clumsily attempt to flip burgers, package fries and put together Happy Meals. When the TV lights dim he will flash one last million dollar smile, rush out the door into the limousine which will screech off to the next campaign stop. You have seen it and you will see it. It might be at the McDonalds or it might be on an assembly line in Detroit, Michigan or in a textile plant in Greenville, North Carolina, but you will see candidates doing the identification thing.
They had a vision for this tree. They said, “Build us a tree house, Dad. You are the man, Dad. Build us a tree house.” I had the vision virus. I have been in Home Depot one time in my life.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Ministry