It’s The Economy, Stupids

by john on October 2, 2004

Kerry vs. Bush. I despise them both. Not as people but as failed leaders. Nothing they are saying is resonating with what matters to me and thanks to “Cameron Marlow’s”:http://overstated.net/about.asp cool “Debate Spotter”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/ program I now know why. Here is a sample of word frequency for various topics from the recent debate:

||Bush|Kerry|
|”War”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=war&s=|27|46|
|”Saddam”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=saddam&s=|16|12|
|”Osama”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=osama&s=|4|9|
|”Weapons”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=weapons&s=|11|19|
|”Economy”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=economy&s=|0|1|
|”Budget”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=budget&s=|0|0|
|”Deficit”:http://overstated.net/projects/debates/index.asp?p=deficit&s=|0|0|

Thanks a lot guys. Nice job.

{ 2 comments }

Clint Ecker October 2, 2004 at 7:26 pm

Why would they talk about the economy, budget or deficit? The debate was specifically on the topic of foriegn policy.

john October 2, 2004 at 8:26 pm

Well, that was rather stupid of me. Still hot under the collar with both parties. I guess I’ll wait to watch the debate on fiscal conservatism. On a positive note Vietnam was only mentioned once in that debate, I’m hoping that’s a trend that continues.

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