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Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?
The New York Times ^ | February 4, 2008 | Noam Cohen

Posted on 04/26/2008 12:35:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

STYLES make fights — or so goes the boxing cliché. In 2008, they make presidential campaigns, too.

This is especially true for the two remaining Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Reporters covering the candidates have already resorted to traditional analysis of style — fashion choices, manner of speaking, even the way they laugh. Yet, according to design experts, the candidates have left a clear blueprint of their personal style — perhaps even a window into their souls — through the Web sites they have created to raise money, recruit volunteers and generally meet-and-greet online.

On one thing, the experts seem to agree. The differences between hillaryclinton.com and barackobama.com can be summed up this way: Barack Obama is a Mac, and Hillary Clinton is a PC.

That is, Mr. Obama’s site is more harmonious, with plenty of white space and a soft blue palette. Its task bar is reminiscent of the one used at Apple’s iTunes site. It signals in myriad ways that it was designed with a younger, more tech-savvy audience in mind — using branding techniques similar to the ones that have made the iPod so popular.

“With Obama’s site, all the features and elements are seamlessly integrated, just like the experience of using a program on a Macintosh computer,” said Alice Twemlow, chairwoman of the M.F.A. program in design criticism at the School of Visual Arts (who is a Mac user).

It is designed, she said, even down to the playful logos that illustrate choices like, Volunteer or Register to Vote. She likened those touches to the elaborate, painstaking packaging Apple uses to woo its customers.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; election; elections; hillary; obama; psychobabble
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Then what is John McCain?
1 posted on 04/26/2008 12:35:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is a Royal typewriter.


2 posted on 04/26/2008 12:39:50 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Atari 400???


3 posted on 04/26/2008 12:40:19 AM PDT by dfwddr ( Duncan Hunter .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I say they’re both Vic 20’s. At best.


4 posted on 04/26/2008 12:41:28 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: TheWasteLand

ou give them too much credit.


5 posted on 04/26/2008 12:44:05 AM PDT by dfwddr ( Duncan Hunter .)
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To: dfwddr

You’re right. They’re both slide rules. Broken ones. Labeled in French.


6 posted on 04/26/2008 12:46:21 AM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: 1234; 50mm; 6SJ7; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; aristotleman; af_vet_rr; Aggie Mama; ...
Is iBama a Mac? Is PC-linton a PC? PING!

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> The New York Slimes


Series hugh political dBate Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

7 posted on 04/26/2008 12:53:59 AM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: TheWasteLand

No, Obama is not a MAC...
He has many viruses...from the Rev. Wright to Louis Farrakhan and he crashes all the time with his little racist comments ...ie. “typical white person”


8 posted on 04/26/2008 12:54:41 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC
No, Obama is not a MAC... He has many viruses...from the Rev. Wright to Louis Farrakhan and he crashes all the time with his little racist comments ...ie. “typical white person”

Perhaps b.hussein.o is actually a russian control computer that escaped from the international space station.

Both are known to be very faulty and dangerously unstable when given anything complex to process.
9 posted on 04/26/2008 12:59:52 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are both Betamax.


10 posted on 04/26/2008 12:59:59 AM PDT by taxesareforever (We'll never forget Matt Maupin and his service to our country.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Obama might be a ‘mack daddy”..”He’s ridin’ dirty!”


11 posted on 04/26/2008 1:01:56 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary’s a cash register.


12 posted on 04/26/2008 1:04:03 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK I just looked at both sites. From a cursory overview of the front page of each site Hillary’s is better. Obama’s looks like crap really. I was expecting something really good with all of the people praising it, but it really looks bad.


13 posted on 04/26/2008 1:09:25 AM PDT by apt4truth
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A selectric.


14 posted on 04/26/2008 1:13:18 AM PDT by eclecticEel (You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.)
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To: dfwddr

15 posted on 04/26/2008 1:53:42 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comparing Macs to Obama is a very low blow to us Mac users.

McCain is DOS — though a Royal Typewriter is close.
Clinton is Windows 95
Obama is Windows Vista

Hmmm...
Maybe McCain is a Mac.


16 posted on 04/26/2008 1:57:46 AM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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To: JaneNC

Obama is a Mac only in that he is sleek and Hillary is dumpy.


17 posted on 04/26/2008 2:14:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is an elitist snob. Yep, he’s a Mac and he will only run OS-X Obama (the latest release of OS-X Black Panther). It’s not that he couldn’t run any other OS, he just won’t. He knows what’s best for you. On those rare occasions when he crashes, you get to see the Screen Of Death Of Color.

Clinton is everything to everybody, according to the needs of the moment. She’s a PC with multiple partitions running a bunch of incompatible operating systems. The only one she can’t run is OS-X Obama, as much as she’d like to. She crashes frequently and instead of just locking up and shutting down, she throws random bits of hardware at you.

I don’t know what McCain is. All I can say is his hard disk is fried, and nothing will run on him.


18 posted on 04/26/2008 2:25:23 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?

After the "bitter white people" and the "G*D*-Hate Preacher" scandal, the analogy somewhat works if you're discussing market share.

I'm betting Obama would collapse entirely if it wasn't for the media, and they can't sustain him forever. He's far too much a fool.

19 posted on 04/26/2008 2:26:10 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Fresh Wind
Yep, he’s a Mac and he will only run OS-X Obama (the latest release of OS-X Black Panther).

Darn it, I was actually sipping coffee when I read that...ungh! ; )

20 posted on 04/26/2008 2:27:21 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

clinton and obama are pc users, McCain is the Mac user.


21 posted on 04/26/2008 2:47:13 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MeCain is a Mac that runs Windows.


22 posted on 04/26/2008 3:58:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“STYLES make fights — or so goes the boxing cliché.”

I’m not much of boxing fan, but I’ve never heard this supposed “cliche” and I can’t believe all the homos at the Slimes know squat about boxing either.


23 posted on 04/26/2008 4:01:18 AM PDT by toddlintown (Beer Is Good For You.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MCCain’s a UNIAC.


24 posted on 04/26/2008 4:02:00 AM PDT by toddlintown (Beer Is Good For You.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain is an Abacus.


25 posted on 04/26/2008 4:20:39 AM PDT by shekkian
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To: shekkian
Clinton is The Forbin Project (betray her and you get shot)
26 posted on 04/26/2008 4:33:21 AM PDT by Solitar ("My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them." -- Barry Goldwater)
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Just clicked Hillary’s “Sign up as a volunteer today” and,after giving her my name and addresses, clicked the box to volunteer to help on Friday, April 18th!

Today being Saturday, the 26th, and she not mentioning the year - maybe I volunteered for April 18th, 2009, and she’ll have her people call me to help her contracted landscapers clean twigs and leaves off the Chappaquidick grounds next spring. Hayna or no?


27 posted on 04/26/2008 5:08:50 AM PDT by flowerplough (I suck at Photoshop)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Title should read "Is Obama Malware & Clinton a Worm"

McCain just needs a lot of debugging to become a Republican.

28 posted on 04/26/2008 5:12:11 AM PDT by babbabooey
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Then what is John McCain?"

McCain is a Timex Sinclair

29 posted on 04/26/2008 5:14:50 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Image hosted by Photobucket.com BSD vs some kind of kernel error, is that it???
30 posted on 04/26/2008 5:17:35 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Right Brother
Image hosted by Photobucket.com looks like an old VAX750 8^)
31 posted on 04/26/2008 5:26:45 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is Marxist and Hillary is Marxist-lite.


32 posted on 04/26/2008 5:44:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Unapologetically European)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is DOS - the black part takes up the largest space, even though he needs to communicate in other colors just to get a message out.

Hillary is Vista - trying desperately to stay up to date, but so bloated and concerned about appearances that she can’t actually get anything done.

McCain is Linux - able to load up just about anywhere, but once he’s there, what are you going to do with him?


33 posted on 04/26/2008 5:53:15 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's a fine line between Guardian Angel and Stalker.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

John McCain is a Linux machine.


34 posted on 04/26/2008 6:13:32 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or, maybe McCain is an AS-400! LOL.


35 posted on 04/26/2008 6:14:24 AM PDT by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All three are Zunes.


36 posted on 04/26/2008 6:22:00 AM PDT by afnamvet
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To: Cementjungle

“Hillary’s a cash register.”

Exactly in more ways than one an the reason why BO is far, far worse and maybe even McCain.

HC was an ideologue but now she is all about the money. Her money. An HC Presidency will be about making her fabulously wealthy. McCains will be about punishing conservatives. What is worse.

OBTH, Obama is Lenin.


37 posted on 04/26/2008 7:10:47 AM PDT by Sunnyflorida (Drill in the Gulf of Mexico/Anwar & we can join OPEC!!! || Write in Thomas Sowell for President.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?

Forget that, what kind of tree are they?


38 posted on 04/26/2008 7:26:17 AM PDT by upsdriver (My kingdom for an acceptable presidential candidate!!)
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To: TheWasteLand

The Vic 20 was a very good machine in it’s day. These two can never match that.


39 posted on 04/26/2008 7:31:27 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (The night ThomasThomas wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another ....")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Turd and douche are a better analogy.


40 posted on 04/26/2008 7:33:25 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: rfp1234

The WJC 1992
41 posted on 04/26/2008 7:38:08 AM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

8 track players


42 posted on 04/26/2008 7:39:44 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

O’Bama is the film you used to buy and put on your black & white TV screen that ‘supposedly’ made your set color.


43 posted on 04/26/2008 7:42:35 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: dfwddr

Intellivision?


44 posted on 04/26/2008 7:54:42 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Fresh Wind
Good points, I really LOLed at what you said. Hmmm, my take:

Hillary is like Colossus in the Forbin Project, I know it was mentioned before and I'm stealing it but it is the truth, if you don't buy healthcare or any plan, she will force you to. Sure we have a problem here but hers is not the way Can't get anymore Colossus than that.

Obama is an iMac, it seems like he attracts the young, college types, the artsy/fartsy types and so on. The iMac is popular with those.

McCain is like a 386 or 486 running DOS and Windows 3.1. Old fashioned but it generally works.

Honorable mentions:

John Edwards, an NCR cash register, as a trial lawyer, all I hear is cha-ching, cha-ching!

Mitt Romney, a TRS-80 Model III or IV, good computers, good for business, but would be seen as lacking pizzazz, a quiet machine.

Mike Huckabee, Commodore Amiga, a lot of good points, tried to take on Big Mac and Bigger IBM Blue but lost. Good try.

Dennis Kucinich, Timex Sinclair 1000, 'nuff said.
45 posted on 04/26/2008 9:25:22 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama the Anti-Christ? "Barak Ho-Tep!! Barak Ho-Tep!")
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To: nonliberal
Intellivision?

No!! Atari!!!! B-)

Wonder how long it will take for someone to trump us with "Colecovision?" B-D


46 posted on 04/26/2008 9:27:43 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama the Anti-Christ? "Barak Ho-Tep!! Barak Ho-Tep!")
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To: Nowhere Man
Errata:

Kucinich, Coleco Adam, never went anywhere, really wasn't compatible with anything.

Me bring up "Colecovision" brought the old Adam to mind. At least the TS 1000 had a good following and a medium sized support base for a while..
47 posted on 04/26/2008 9:29:45 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama the Anti-Christ? "Barak Ho-Tep!! Barak Ho-Tep!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It would take a team of archaeologists to determine exactly what he is. At this point is safe to refer to him as some kind of CRANKY RINO RELIC.


48 posted on 04/26/2008 9:36:25 AM PDT by Biblebelter (Barry, let your Uncle Jeremiah speak publicly, so he can set the record straight himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re all viruses that drain money, power, and resources and support the largest bloatware in the world...government.


49 posted on 04/26/2008 11:24:50 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: Nowhere Man

Colecovision. You just dated yourself. I remember Intellivision and Atari.


50 posted on 04/27/2008 4:24:49 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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