Should we vote for a politician who “artfully dodges” questions during a debate?

The Chicago Tribune on October 26, 2020 contained a cartoon titled “The Artful Dodger”

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient proverb and an idiom that explained some clues King Solomon used to detect someone who was an intriguer hiding his or her true inner self thoughts. Skilled politicians will also give clues that can be detected in a debate.

King Solomon

He who winks his eye is planning intrigue; he who purses his lips has completed mischief. (Proverb 16:30)

What’s My Point?

In our contemporary times, psychologists are trained to look for similar clues to detect various ways to observe human actions to hide or dodge various inner thoughts. For example, we may lie, be two faced hypocrite, or an intriguer acting to obtain something such as wealth power, etc.

My point is in the second Presidential Debate, Joe Biden, a skilled politician compared to Donald Trump, when pressed about his son’s involvement in foreign dealings, used a skilled politician technique Number Six described in a Psychology Today article titled:6 ways to detect a liar in just seconds.

In My Opinion

Frankly I don’t know if Joe used this tactic because he is a skilled politician or a liar. Either am I a skilled psychologist trained to understand if Clue Number 6 is absolute proof or an indication of what Joe was hiding when instead of answering the question posed by Trump, he turned and faced the camera and made a statement.

“This election is not about me or Trump, it is about you etc., etc., etc.

However, there is an old idiom that might be applicable.

“Where there is smoke there is a fire.”

If Interested

Read the Source links below

You Decide

Is it wise or foolish to vote for someone who artfully or skillfully dodges questions on issues posed to him before the election?

Will the politician after being elected proceed with some type of mischief or intrigue you may or may not approve or wish you had known before you voted for him or her?

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Biblehub Proverb 16:30 Commentaries

Psychology Today -Number Six

Chicago Tribune October 26, 2020 Editorial Cartoon