The Phony Campaign

2007-09-12 Update

It's over a week since we looked at the phony numbers! What's the haps? It's been another period of solidly increasing phoniness across the board, is what:

Query StringHit CountChange
Since 9/4
"Hillary Clinton" phony386,000+74,000
"John McCain" phony304,000+64,000
"John Edwards" phony293,000+32,000
"Ron Paul" phony258,000+52,000
"Barack Obama" phony249,000+40,000
"Fred Thompson" phony218,000+65,000
"Mitt Romney" phony215,000+47,000
"Rudy Giuliani" phony180,000+36,000
"Dennis Kucinich" phony122,000+28,500
"Dave Burge" phony61+8


  • Hillary widens her lead. News stories like this help, as the phrase "funneled phony donations from contributors" appears.

  • But McCain "surged" into second place. Over John Edwards?! I don't buy it myself, but the Google doesn't lie.

  • Ron Paul also edged past Obama into fourth.

  • And after moving past Guiliani last week, Fred Thompson has leapfrogged Romney into sixth place. But (please note) things like this count.

Last Modified 2014-12-01 10:44 AM EDT