This morning, Techcrunch wonders aloud if Google Trends can predict the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
We’re not sure if the number of searches for a candidates’ name is indicative of electoral success, but we do know that the Web can help shape today’s political landscape.
In the McCain vs. Obama battle, it is clear that Barack’s camp has been able to utilize the Web in ways other candidates have only been able to dream of up until this point. And with about 100 years separating the two men, Johnny M. is doing his part to see the fact that he is ‘hip.’ To that point, the presidential candidate has launched The McCain Report, a new daily blog that communicates with supporters, reporters and bloggers (maybe critics too).
According to the McCain Website:
The goal of this project is pretty straightforward: to provide journalists and bloggers with a little more insight into what’s going on over here, to provide quotes and information you won’t be able to get anywhere else, and to serve as a point of contact for online media.
You can check out The McCain Report here.