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Limitations Of A Tribe

Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) has shown the power and influence of Tribes. Much can be achieved by a motivated group of focused people. As Seth shares, groups as small as 1000 can have far-reaching effect.

In the political arena, this dynamic is often only partially effective.

Much the same way that a dog encounters a real problem when it actually catches the car, a "successful" political Tribe often encounters difficulty post victory.

The original candidacy of now-President Obama is a prime example. A small, committed group of supporters promoted and facilitated the election of Barack Obama.

Unfortunately, that group could get him elected, but they were unable to make him a President! They could get him in the office, but that did nothing for his readiness or qualifications.