Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hubris - Google claims Adwords were responsible for Obama, McCain wins

Google's Greenberger Ties Obama, McCain Victories to Adwords Spend

That's rich. I realize people are a bit busy these days, but do they really decide how they are voting based upon ads they find beside their Google search results?

The best part of this little rant is attributing Hillary's loss to a lack of Adword spending ... where do they come up with this stuff?? I thought they only hired geniuses at Google. I guess there are marketing geniuses and then real geniuses or something:

Reading Greenberger's statements, you get the idea that spending on search ads will make or break the election. He attributes the success of John McCain and Barack Obama to their paid search campaigns. Greenberger also points out that Hillary Clinton was inconsistent in her Adwords campaign, dismantling it for the last two quarters of 2007 and starting it up again only after the New Hampshire primary.
Google should be thankful Billary pulled back from huge spends, if this New York Tomes piece is to be believed:

For Clinton, Millions in Debt and Few Options
Besides the $11.4 million of her own money that Mrs. Clinton lent her campaign, she had about $9.5 million in unpaid bills to vendors at the end of April, according to her most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Monday, June 02, 2008

'We don't want to pay taxes, just like veryone else'

"We're not asking for money or for funding," says association spokesman Steve Lott. "All we're asking for is a level playing field where we get treated like everyone else."

That there is the money-shot from this piece on the airline industry wanting governments to cut them some slack. Clearly ensuring airlines continue to lose money is in the public interest. God how I love peeps who are all up in the 'free market, let the market decide' house until they want government to come in and control competition, and allow them to stop paying their share. After all, we don't need healthcare and education when we have airplanes other people can afford to fly in. I believe Michael Moore coined the phrase 'corporate welfare', and even if he didn't it is most apt.