I don't have the slightest idea what's going on here:
|Query String||Hit Count||Change Since|
|"Barack Obama" phony||909,000||+538,000|
|"Hillary Clinton" phony||676,000||+84,000|
|"Ron Paul" phony||668,000||+80,000|
|"John Edwards" phony||616,000||+40,000|
|"Mitt Romney" phony||503,000||+111,000|
|"John McCain" phony||458,000||+79,000|
|"Rudy Giuliani" phony||404,000||+71,000|
|"Fred Thompson" phony||397,000||+24,000|
|"Mike Huckabee" phony||227,000||+60,000|
|"Dennis Kucinich" phony||183,000||+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.