To successfully create an illusion you must first create trust, but to perfect an illusion the false reality must appear as authentic as the true reality it hides. Careful attention must be paid to the illusions details, the illusionist must show confidence in the con or the audience may become suspicious.
But in time the truth behind the illusion will be revealed and what the audience thought was a reasonable reality will prove to be nothing but a play on their intelligence.
The oldest trick in the book. The 2012 Presidential Election proves that Obama and Democrats can pull a rabbit out of the hat and the wide-eyed kindergartens will clap their hands and stomp their feet with much glee. Applauding their own gullibility.
Step aside Houdini, Copperfield, Blaine, Angel, Obama just made the Republican Party and the United States disappear.
You sneaky devil you, you have gained ground this election.