Fascinating Article on Obama, Conformity and the Media
Like most of you, I've been amused at the photo displays put together at ZombieTime. But apparently the guy who did those can also write quite well
Because it all boils down to this: Obama supporters presume that increasing Obama's perceived support will induce informational conformity in the American public. In other words, Obama supporters operate on the assumption that individual McCain supporters or undecided voters will in actuality change their minds about who to vote for if they perceive that a majority of people are supporting Obama. The imagined line of thinking is, "Gee, if so many people like this Obama guy, then my impression of him must be wrong; I trust the group's wisdom more than my own impressions."
Not sure it's all perception here, but the writer makes an excellent case.