I wonder if some of those voting for their favoring inspiring leader candidate can still exercise a scientific detachment about it all.

Specifically, I wonder whether they are willing to risk being wrong, by making testable predictions about the future. You know, “If McCain wins the presidential election, there will be a new war within six months.” or “If B.H.O. wins, his broad approval rating will stay above 50% for several years.”. Or anything quantifiable, specific, falsifiable .

If one’s not willing to make specific predictions about the expected future, then one’s fervency for or against a candidate is nothing other than blind faith or hatred.