Monday, February 4, 2008

Feeling Super?

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday and everyone and their mother will be covering it. I'm only interested in one thing. What is more accurate? Traditional polling or Internet polling? Nationally, Real Clear Politics is showing poll averages with Hillary Clinton 2.5 points ahead (statistically insignificantly) and McCain 18.3 points ahead. This is clearly vastly different than the Internet support we've been covering over the past year. On YouTube, Barack Obama still outnumbers Hillary Clinton in subscribers by greater than 2 to 1. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney also outnumbers McCain by 2 to 1. And, of course, Ron Paul still outnumbers everyone combined. Oh, and then there's MySpace where Obama outnumbers Clinton in friends by 5 to 1. Well, here are my thoughts: The Internet just isn't what it's cracked up to be. Clinton is more of a white male than Obama, only the kook fringe uses YouTube and only kids under voting age use MySpace. My Solution? Presidential Primaries should be like American Idol. You vote from your cell phone and you can vote as many times as you want. See that? I just fixed America. I can has cookie?

But seriously, folks. I'm really excited to see how tomorrow turns out. No matter what happens, history will be made for both parties. The Democrats will have given the nomination for the first time in history to either a woman or an African Americn. And the Republicans will have given their nomination for the first time ever to either a Mormon or Dr. Strangelove. (Wow, I can't believe I had enough self-control to skip the Sammy Davis Jr. joke.) Until tomorrow.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Excited too!....glad it is finally here...

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