The Dog That Didn T Bark Analysis

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Within the article of “The Dog That Didn’t Bark: The Role of Canines in the 2008 Campaign,” the author discusses that individuals who are dog owners should be attracted to dog owning political candidates. However, the author’s research shows that it may not always be the case for politics. Within The Righteous Mind: Part III, Haidt’s central metaphor is “We are 90 percent chimp and 10 percent bee.” This indicates that as individuals we merely work selfishly but also within groups.

Given the research that every president has owned a pet and Obama going into his presidency pet-less would not only prevent him from being identified by pet-loving Americans but also former presidents. Owning a dog is simply seen as a sacred act among presidents
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Therefore, in order for Obama’s popularity to be higher, he would then need to be a pet owner to be on a competitive basis with the Republican party candidate McCain, who had several pets of his own. Considering the that the nation would benefit from an inter-group competition then by Obama owning a dog it would increase the bondage of in-groups over decreasing hatred towards out-groups. Not only would both competitors be on the same playing field, but they would also create a “positive effect on hivishness and social capital.”

By implementing these three institutional factors individuals will easily conform to group identification and build better unity which will lead to better hives.

Through Mutz idea that there is a “possibility is that pet owners favor politicians to the extent that the candidates’ positive personal characteristics are reflected in the type of pet that potential voters own and admire.” In order for dog owners to vote for Obama on the basis of this theory, Obama would then need to have owned a pet first. Without owning a dog there is no way of knowing the dogs characteristics and comparing it to their preferences. This finding contradicts shared intentionality on the basis that it is the idea that as individuals we form groups based on common interest. As expressed by the author, “Humans construct moral communities out of shared norms, institutions, and gods that, even
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If individuals were voting on common interest then the McCain would have had the higher Republican approval than

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