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Sam Spade
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« on: August 05, 2008, 11:39:03 am »
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I am amused.

Political Article:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0808/Quantifying_the_Oprah_effect.html?showall

Study:

http://www.econ.umd.edu/~garthwaite/celebrityendorsements_garthwaitemoore.pdf
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2008, 01:12:53 pm »
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You mean without Oprah, Clinton would've won the primary vote by 1.4 million instead of just .4 million?
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2008, 01:52:26 pm »
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Very strange.
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The idea of parodying the preceding Atlasian's postings is laughable, of course, but not for reasons one might expect.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 10:20:38 pm »
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They used some seriously specious methodology. Yet another reason why most economists shouldn't act as political analysts. The felicitously named Professor Ray Fair is one of the few economists who has any credibility in the realm of political science. And, yes, I'm not counting Paul Krugman.
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008, 03:47:59 pm »
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Obama/Oprah '08... landslide guaranteed. Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 11:53:35 am »
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Just for fun: Drudge is reporting that Oprah will not have Palin on her show, despite intense interest from her staff and audience.

OPRAH'S STATEMENT: "The item in today's Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008, 10:14:33 pm »
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and therefore probably made the difference for him.
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Just for the fun of it, summer 2014 reading: I am taking college courses both in July & did in May. I have read all of the material for those. Besides that I read Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story & the book on Kennedy & Nixon by Chris Matthews both cover to cover & before that One Last Kiss: The Chris Coleman Story. All very informative & entertaining books. I have started Rendevouz With Destiny By Craig Shirley.
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