Skip to comments.A CARTOON AND AN ANECDOTE - OBAMA-MANIA
Posted on 02/04/2009 5:27:32 AM PST by andrew roman
This cartoon is the perfect precursor to some anecdotal observations I thought I'd share regarding the blathering mania for President Obama that still seems to have this country in its clutches. It comes from Zack R. at Diversity Lane, via the great Vocal Minority blog.
Over the course of a two week period, here in the liberal epicenter of the east coast, I decided to break out pen and notepad and do some informal Obama tallying - just for kicks and tickles. My goal was to record how much apparel, merchandise and reading material related to "The One" I would come across on a typical trip from Southern Brooklyn to the Upper West Side of Manhattan (80th and Broadway, to be precise), understanding fully that conducting such an unscientific experiment in New York City, of all places, would be akin to walking into a McDonalds and counting how many people are eating.
Still, I thought it'd be interesting.
The trip involved taking one bus and two trains - a total of about an hour and fifteen minutes worth of travel time.
To see if the mania for the President was at all dissipating - or even trending that way - I recorded my observations on two separate trips. The first trip was taken the week of the inauguration during morning Rush Hour, when the excitement of the inauguration was all still new. The second was taken a week later.
On the first trip ...
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