Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Obama Biden Romney and Ryan: Double Birth Orders



The Candidates Birth Order Affect
The race for President is now on with all the
participants selected. You may not know this
but in each of the Presidential elections after
Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter the
candidate with the higher birth order has always
won the election. Looking at each of the
candidate’s birth orders will allow you to unmask
their personalities and see their different
characteristics. It is also interesting that the
Presidential candidates choose Vice Presidential
running mates that closely match their own birth
orders.  

Double Birth Orders
A person will have a Double birth order when
they are separated from all other siblings by
four or more school years. When this happens
they add the Only birth order characteristics to
their number of birth. The larger the age interval
the greater the Only characteristics. This gives
them extra power as the Only child is the adult
in the room with lots of confidence growing up
in an adult world with his peers being adults not
children. Three of the four candidates have Double
birth orders. Looking at each candidate will give
you a new vision of who they really are.

Barack Hussein Obama Jr.
Born in 1961 he is six years older than his half
sister Maya Soetoro. At age 10 he left the family
to continue his education in Hawaii but shortly
thereafter he was joined by his mother and sister.
Because of the six year difference he will
demonstrate a Double birth order that is 60% an
Only child and 40% a number One.  These two
birth orders are very close as an Only child does
not become a Firstborn until another child is
added to the family. This birth order is very
confident with their own decisions and very
rarely will seek out advice from others. He is
a Super One, a high achiever and as a Firstborn
does not want to admit he is wrong. His closest
advisor is Valerie Jarrett, an Only birth order.
She has a superior birth order and is someone
he would go to for advice. One/Only’s have a
great deal of confidence and because they have
a younger sibling they can be more generational
in their appeal to the masses. Don’t look for any
change in direction from him.

Joe Biden
Obama’s presumed VP pick is the Firstborn of
four children. He, like Barack Obama did not feel
threatened by his younger sister. She has been at
his side through all the crises in his life and has
been the leader in all his campaigns.True to a
firstborn he is a high achiever, while growing up
he conquered a stuttering problem. Always the
leader of the “pack,” he demonstrated the firstborn
need to lead at an early age. His birth order makes
him want to be right at all times and not make
mistakes.  He has been known to make a gaff or two
but tries to cover it up with a little humor.  Expect the
same in this election.  As a Single birth order he does
not have the comfort level of the Double birth order
that carries the Only characteristics.  He will see
himself as the enforcer of the administrations policy
and be very direct in his approach. 

Willard Mitt Romney
Mitt is the fourth child in his family with the first two
girls and the third a brother, Scott six years older. This
gives Mitt the Double birth order of a Four/Only. It
is this birth order that is the most difficult to balance
because these two birth orders are the farthest apart.
A person with a Double birth order will move back
and forth between them showing two different
personalities. At a six year separation from his older
brother he is 60% an Only child and 40% a number
four. The Only side is the hard worker, adult and no
nonsense person willing and able to take on
responsibility. The Four personality is the baby in the
family that looks to others for help and wants work
to be fun.  This could be why Mitt is accused of
changing his mind. He is open to the ideas of others.
This is a characteristic not found in many politicians
as most are firstborns with little tolerance for the
opinion of others. There is no doubt that Mitt was
influenced by his father the former Governor of
Michigan who was a true number four birth order. 
When a number four realizes that life is hard and
you need to work, they really get it. Mitt seems a bit
stiff because all we have been seeing is his adult Only
side. When we see his Four side we will see his
playful characteristics. It is this Four side that allows
him to listen to his advisors, take their suggestions
and work with others.


Paul Ryan
Paul, like Mitt is the fourth born in his family. 
He has two older brothers and one older sister. 
There is a five year gap in age between his third
sibling and himself. This gives him the same
Double birth order as Mitt, both  Four/Only’s.
This is why he was the only real choice for VP
as he matched Mitt’s birth order. I stated in my
April 13th blog he was the logical pick for running
mate. Mate is the word, as this matching of birth
orders is a “love at first sight” paring.  The
difference is that Paul is closer to a 50% Only
and 50% Four split.  He seems to show more of
the playfulness of the Fourth born as life should
be fun not work. This is why bow hunting, fishing
and his family are a big part of his spare time.  The
fourth born is one to speak without using double
talk. Like a child they say exactly what is on their
mind. This is a very different from the usual
political speech.  The four is not afraid of elders
as they had practice with older brothers and
sisters. The Only gives them more power to be
outspoken.Others notice because they speak
with respect and have a kid like approach. He
like Mitt has been able to juggle these two birth
orders. In Paul’s case, the death of his father at
age 16 impressed upon him that life was going
to be hard work. That is exactly how he has lived
his life.

Predictions
Here we have a campaign with three candidates
With Double birth orders.  This seems to give the
edge to Obama and Biden as they have the higher
birth orders. Romney and Ryan both have Only
characteristics but this part of their birth orders is
muted by the addition of the fourth birth order. 
Not that they are  not up for the fight, but they will
be respectful and appear non-confrontational.  They
should be better able to relate to the public by
speaking clearly about the issues and not getting
too emotional. Having almost identical birth orders
is a plus for they will energize each other and speak
with one voice. Barack and Joe will be more like
your oldest sibling and try to tell us what would be
best for us. Because of the complexity of the
electoral process it is difficult to pick the winner
of the electoral votes.  There is no question that
Mitt and Paul will take the majority of the popular
vote but will it be in the key states? This election
will be a nail biter come November.

For more information on Double Birth Orders
find it in: Life's Fingerprint: How Birth Order 
Affects Your Path Throughout Life by
Dr. Robert V.V. Hurst