Huffington Post top indy political blog for traffic

October 22, 2008

obamamccain.jpgPolitical Web sites and blogs compete for scoops and eyeballs with an intensity rivaling the presidential candidates, so the Internet traffic figures released Wednesday by industry tracker comScore are likely to provide some bragging rights.

The winner is…  — founded by commentator Arianna Huffington, the site led among stand-alone political blogs and news sites with 4.5 million visitors in September, comScore said. That was way above the site’s tally of 792,000 in the same month last year.

It was followed by with 2.4 million visitors and with 2.1 million. The biggest gainer among the top five was, a clearinghouse for commentary and polls that has become a must-read for the politically inclined. Its traffic surged almost six-fold from last year to 1.1 million visitors.

One of the few sites to see its traffic decline was, a conservative-leaning site, which was the fifth most-visited destination but saw its traffic dip slightly to 987,000 visitors. Do the traffic numbers offer a larger comment about the ardor or optimism of either Democrats or Republicans in this election cycle? That’s a debate that’s probably better left to the pundits.

(reporting by Gabriel Madway)


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I saw a poll that said that 70% of people who read this amazing document decided not to vote for Obama.

The document is 67 pages, called “An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches”

I know it sounds absurd. Hypnosis??? You’re kidding, right??


Experts in hypnosis and NLP including psychologists are calling this document’s analysis of Obama’s hypnotic speech patterns exceptional and excellent, a must read. The “Obama phenomenon” is caused by an Ericksnian hypnotic technique called covert hypnosis hidden in Obama’s language patterns in his major speeches.

This amazing document is also published here, and is spreading fast around the web. -Use-of-Hi dden

also here: e_of_Hidde n_Hyp

You can find it by Googling for “An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches.”

The evidence is really mind blowing. The analysis goes through hundreds of aspects of Obama’s application of Ericksonian hypnosis to his speeches, body language, and campaign word by word, hand gesture by hand gesture. It not only proves Obama is using hypnosis, but that his techniques are highly deceptive, designed to sideline rational judgment. Over and over, Obama says one thing while he sends another hidden message. He conjures up images of your family and JFK, and then uses hidden hand gestures to transfer those emotions onto him.

The analysis in this document not only catches Obama in such deceptive hypnotic acts again and again, but also reveals some other very disturbing aspects of Obama’s nature.

I think the media will have a hard time explaining later on why they chose not to look into and cover this evidence thoroughly.

Nothing I can say here will convince you – just look at the evidence.

Posted by Mike | Report as abusive

Mike, Obama’s hypnosis tricks ARE amazing. It works on me, and I don’t even have a TV! Most of my study of Obama is through reading. But it appears to work there too! I’m not sure, but I think there might be something in the content of Obama’s message.

It IS amazing. The prospect of intelligent change in American politics (compared McCain’s underhanded ‘business as usual’) truly has me transfixed.


BTW, your comment is off-topic and should be considered ‘spam.’ We’re discussing Huffington Post and political blogs.

Posted by Ryan | Report as abusive

I have a plan to save the economy.. $1,000,000.00 stimulus to every American. Must pay off all creditors. Price caps on all purchases. put a 3 year hold on social security. get rid of stupid prescription program. the only ones losing money would be last people in pyramid row.

I am 62 years old, but I am ashamed of my government. where are the leaders who supposedly work for us?

Linda Prowse

Deming NM

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Obama won in Indiana by 0.9% — the first time for a Democratic Presidential candidate since 1964. Massive voter registration and early voting helped. So did the recession. But Obama would not have won had a network of grassroots Hoosier volunteers not decided to try to close the gap in heavy rural Republican parts of the state from the 70-30% margins of defeat for Gore and Kerry to roughly 55-45% margins of defeat and even to Obama victories in impoverished southwestern Indiana counties and Terra Haute. A salient issue is whether the strategy of heavy campaigning in strong rural Republican areas might be successful in other solid red states like Mississippi and South Dakota where McCain won. Lawrence J.Friedman, Bloomington, Indiana

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