Presidential Candidate MySpace Friends
The folks at techPresident are tracking the number of MySpace friends for all the presidential candidates. Below are screen captures of the trends for both parties through today.
No real surprise for the Democrats. Obama is, as has been widely reported, in the lead. Still, his support continues to climb at a much higher rate than that of his opponents.
Now, look at the Republicans:
69-year-old John McCain has almost as many “friends” as all the other GOP contenders combined. (Granted, he has far fewer than John Edwards, who is a distant third on the Democratic side.) What’s particularly interesting is that he’s surged in the last several days to achieve that position. Maybe there has been a concerted effort on the social media front in anticipation of today’s official announcement that he’s in the race?
I remain skeptical that any of this matters for 2008, especially on the GOP front. Does anyone really think Ron Paul–who was leading the pack until a week or so ago–is a serious contender? Or that Sam Brownback and Duncan Hunter are more popular and better organized than Rudy Giuliani?