The Phony Campaign

2007-09-20 Update

It's truly an exciting time for devotees of the Phony Campaign, as the situation continues to be dynamic.

Query StringHit CountChange Since
2007-09-16
"Hillary Clinton" phony416,000+38,000
"John Edwards" phony347,000+55,000
"Ron Paul" phony331,000+32,000
"John McCain" phony325,000+27,000
"Barack Obama" phony281,000+34,000
"Mitt Romney" phony233,000+30,000
"Fred Thompson" phony232,000+12,000
"Rudy Giuliani" phony198,000+19,000
"Dennis Kucinich" phony121,000+3,000
"Dave Burge" phony59-6

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.


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