The dictionary defines demagogue as a political leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
In other words, a demagogue exploits THE WORST in human nature for his own gain. Think Hitler — who built a cult of personality by exploiting German bigotry against Jews and, at the same time, stoking the German people’s narcissism by declaring them to be Übermensch, the Super Race.
In contrast, a good leader is one who appeals to THE BEST in us and who helps us to be our best and to do our best.
Therein lies the essential difference between Barry Soetoro Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Yesterday, at a rally in Springfield, Ohio, where Obamabots booed Romney, Obama told the crowd:
“Voting is the best revenge.”
In stark contrast, speaking at a rally of 30,000 in Ohio last evening, Romney asked the huge crowd of supporters: “Did you see what President Obama said today? He asked his supporters to vote ‘for revenge’–‘for revenge.’ Instead, I ask the American people to vote for love of country.”
In an email to his supporters, Romney writes:
“If you believe we can do better, if you believe America should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then I ask you to vote for real change. Paul Ryan and I will bring real change to America, from Day One.”
There you have it:
The Good Leader vs. The Demagogue
Love vs. Hate
Good vs. Evil
The choice cannot be starker or clearer.