Via Wikileaks and Politicalgates, an unvarnished look at the views of the cold-hearted realists at the private security think-tank. From a Stratfor-analyst's memo in 2010:
America loves "winners". You can be a porn-star banging golfer, gambling basketball player who gets his father killed because of debts or a rapist boxer who eats human ears. Bottom line is that if you can deliver wins, people will be fascinated by you and give you respect. This is why it was so central to the Republicans to defeat Obama on healthcare, not because of its contents but because of its symbolic meaning.