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Swing-state Blogging?

October 23, 2008

So I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (aka God’s own country). Apparently we’re considered a swing state at the moment, even though Obama has a 15 point lead in all the polls here.

And as such, I’m getting sick of all the attention. Obama had a rally the other week two blocks from my house. I’m getting a couple of robocalls from the McCain campaign every day. Palin has been to town several times  most recently to drop the puck for the Flyers and to get booed by the fans.  Apparently, part of McCain’s plan to win the race at this point is to wrangle PA over to his side of the column.

So this morning I checked the recent stats on this here blog and found out that the top search that’s landing folks here over the last week has been “McCain.” Can’t I get away from these guys even when I’m blogging on the ancient world?

  1. John permalink
    October 23, 2008 10:19 am

    Heh. McCain. Ancient world. Funny juxtaposition. You do realize you just made your problem 100 times worse by mentioning all these things in one post, right? Or is this a ploy to increase traffic to the site? 😉

  2. October 23, 2008 10:44 am

    Hmm. Didn’t immediately think of the juxtaposition, but the post that’s causing the hits is funny too.

    A couple of colleagues and I were discussing McCain’s recent tactics yesterday and why they aren’t working too well. One prof noted that there is now a large demographic (younger voters) who don’t have the memory of the Cold War to make the label “socialist” scary. Kind of interesting that.

    As far as this post goes, I’m not really sure what difference my post will make at this point. McCain or Obama are probably the top searches on the web at this point. Besides, maybe some would actually learn something from the site (novel thought, I know).

  3. John permalink
    October 23, 2008 2:10 pm

    Agreed on the “socialism” aspect. Every time I hear him or someone else talking about that I think, “don’t they realize that sounds *good* to a lot of people right now?” What really cracks me up, though, is that McCain won’t admit that recapitalizing the banks, which he favors, is a key feature of socialism. Pot, meet kettle.

  4. October 23, 2008 8:16 pm

    *kirk voice*
    *kirk voice*

  5. Erik permalink
    October 26, 2008 5:35 pm

    …all the while the french fry/potato puff people rub their hands together and smirk gleefully.

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