Monday, February 04, 2008

Measures of grassroots support?

As traditional polls point to a close race between the top Democrats on Super Tuesday, I decided to see how many Clinton events are scheduled within 100 miles of Chapel Hill, NC versus how many Obama events. Based on the results from each candidate's web site, it's 19 events for Obama crushing 2 for Clinton. How's that for grassroots mobilization?

I plan to stay up late tomorrow night watching election results with local Obama supporters.

I am interested in alternative measures of grassroots support, beyond the typical polls. Last month I heard that a leading indicator of interest in Obama was that his merchandise was outselling Clinton's on CafePress.

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