techPresident is having some fun with non-scientific methodologies: they’re comparing 2008 presidential candidates using the metric of how many friends their profiles have on MySpace. Here are the numbers:
Notice how many more friends the Democratic candidates have versus the Republican candidates. It’s not even remotely close. The possible reasons include:
- Young people are generally more liberal/progressive than old farts and they get involved in social networking a lot more.
- Bush makes it embarrassing to be MySpace friends with any Republican.
- Republicans don’t know how to use computers.
I’m placing my bets on 1., but 2. might have something to do with it and 3. wouldn’t surprise me.