The Phony Campaign

2007-10-31 Update

I don't have the slightest idea what's going on here:

Query StringHit CountChange Since
"Barack Obama" phony909,000+538,000
"Hillary Clinton" phony676,000+84,000
"Ron Paul" phony668,000+80,000
"John Edwards" phony616,000+40,000
"Mitt Romney" phony503,000+111,000
"John McCain" phony458,000+79,000
"Rudy Giuliani" phony404,000+71,000
"Fred Thompson" phony397,000+24,000
"Mike Huckabee" phony227,000+60,000
"Dennis Kucinich" phony183,000+25,000

Senator Obama managed to double his hits in a mere four days, jumping him from seventh place to a commanding lead. That's unprecedented. What happened? I don't know. I'm not going to read all 909,000 hits to find out either.

Although Rush's "phony soldiers" still turns up in a lot of the hits, that's clearly on the decline. Obama takes some phony collateral damage from this Brian Stelter piece:

Stephen Colbert's presidential candidacy may be phony, but his supporters are very real.
Why? Because a Facebook group titled "1,000,000 Strong for Stephen T Colbert" has more than a million members, as opposed to Obama's "1 Million Strong Group" which has (according to this), a mere 392,000 members.

Or maybe it's his canoodling with that gospel singer who was gay, but now isn't, thanks to Jesus? This writer at the hard-left "Black Agenda Report" is pretty put out:

Barack Obama seems to believe that his personal charm can resolve the myriad contradictions of his presidential campaign. A phony "anti-war" candidate who wants to vastly enlarge the war machine, a constitutional lawyer who needs Rev. Jesse Jackson to remind him that something awful happened in Jena, Louisiana - Obama's disconnect from any actual constituency becomes more visible by the day.
Ooh, that's harsh! Well, whatever the cause, Senator Obama is, at least temporarily, the Phony Candidate to beat.

Last Modified 2014-12-01 10:42 AM EDT