Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Who's Talking Obama and Who McCain? Townhall vs Dailykos

As poll after poll shows Barak Obama extending his early lead over John McCain, I decided to see who everyone was blogging about. I did a quick search for Obama and McCain in the titles of the top 38 articles on both Townhall and Dailykos. The scoreboard shows the basic problem the Republicans have in this presidential election:

Representing the Republicans: Townhall

Obama: 7 mentions
McCain: 2 mentions

Representing the Democrats: Dailykos

Obama: 9 mentions
McCain: 3 mentions

So, in summary, the Republicans are talking about Obama, and the Democrats are talking about Obama. Issues don't matter much if your candidate just isn't interesting. In the television era, charisma and appearance are paramount, and McCain has neither. It is going to be an uphill climb overcoming these shortcomings.

2 comments:

alex said...

"As poll after poll shows Barak Obama extending his early lead over John McCain..."

Are you sure? According to Gallup, the gap is getting smaller and smaller. On June 25, it was even.
http://www.gallup.com/tag/Gallup%2bDaily.aspx

Master Bunny said...

I would not trust just a single polling company. Check out FiveThirtyEight.com for a very good analysis of the election.