It's truly an exciting time for devotees of the Phony Campaign, as the situation continues to be dynamic.
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since|
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||416,000||+38,000|
|"John Edwards" phony||347,000||+55,000|
|"Ron Paul" phony||331,000||+32,000|
|"John McCain" phony||325,000||+27,000|
|"Barack Obama" phony||281,000||+34,000|
|"Mitt Romney" phony||233,000||+30,000|
|"Fred Thompson" phony||232,000||+12,000|
|"Rudy Giuliani" phony||198,000||+19,000|
|"Dennis Kucinich" phony||121,000||+3,000|
|"Dave Burge" phony||59||-6|
Yes, John Edwards has jumped back into second place! Ron Fournier of the Associated Press has helped a lot with his recent article, headlined: "Analysis: Is Edwards Real or a Phony?"
Now (probably) you and (certainly) I think that's about as stupid a headline as "Analysis: Is Water Dry or Wet?" But (predictably) the Democratic Underground is incensed about it for other reasons; Brendan Nyhan is also peeved. But the beauty of it is: the article and all the reaction, positive or negative, drive the Google hits. We'll check back in a few days to see if Hillary's top spot might be in trouble.