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Obama in a word

I am indebted to Pew Research for the following, wherein registered US voters were asked to choose one word from a list to best describe the candidates for the big one. And so voila:

So, they think the senior senator from Arizona is old. Given an awful lot of voters are old, that is not so bad. 'Bush' is arguably more toxic.

And Obama's 'inexperienced'. Yup, not a huge surprise. Lurking deeper in the data are 'Socialist'. 'Liar' and 'scary'. McCain actually outscores Obama for liar, at seven to six.

Moving on to the would be Veeps:

Looking good for Biden, although note the small showing for 'idiot'. Maybe that is Americanese for 'Kinnock plagiarist'.

Nice showing for 'Interesting' for Mrs Palin, nul points for those who responded 'female' or 'hot'. Odd that 'black' isn't shown for Obama - reticence by voters, or was it not on the list? Earlier data has 'muslim' showing.

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Blogger Letters From A Tory said... 8:40 am

I don't understand how anyone can think that Palin is 'hot' with that Superman jaw of hers.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:57 am

She's not uncomely, but my taste in women is not that of everyone...  



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