The Crazification Factor

by phil on Wednesday Apr 23, 2008 2:24 AM

The "Crazification Factor" is the percentage of the population that is crazy and will vote for a candidate against all rational judgment. Supposedly, this is 27%.

This may help explain the 28% approval rating of Bush.

From Plastic by bokeh:

"In 2005, screenwriter and blogger John Rogers transcribed a hilarious discussion in which his friend Tyrone used the 2004 Obama/Keyes senate election to posit a "27% Crazification Factor for any population". Looks like he was correct."

And the original positing of this theory:

Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That's crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.

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