A really clever politician anywhere knows that one of their best assets is verbal craftiness. It distracts us from deficiencies --- such as truth. Politicians tend to answer their own reframed questions and not the original. Consider the old anecdote about the three baseball umpires talking: The first ump says, I call 'em the way I sees 'em --- the second says, I call 'em the way they are --- and the third ump says, They ain't nothin' until I calls 'em! Like the crafty politician the third ump understands that it is within his authority to define reality. The politician defines our reality and like the Pied Piper leads us all the way to the voting booth. How do you vote? Are you mesmerized by the craftiness and the music of the Piper?