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.