It's Election Season, and People Want to Know: Who Is Running for President?

There's a presidential election upon us, and people want to know who's on the ballot. Where else to turn but the Googler? 

Via The Atlantic, a graph showing the recent spike in searches for the phrase: "who is running for president."  

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  • DJF||

    Kodos and Kang, same as every election.

  • nicole||

    This is how important voting is. In Chicago!

    At 21, Galicia Malone of Dolton is eligible to vote for the first time in a presidential election.

    As WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports, she’s also pregnant with her first child. So when her labor began at 3 a.m., she held off going to the hospital until she was able to go to her polling place and vote.
  • ||

    That's shortsighted.

    In Chicago, her baby can vote. She should rush through labor and go to the polling place afterwards.

  • ||

    Jesus Christ.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Precisely. It's a religious act, not a political one.

  • Rich||

    W/o RTFA I'll wager a guess as to who she voted for.

  • Rich||

    After RTFA, who knows if I was correct. ;-)


    "If only all voters showed such determination to vote," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a statement. "My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter."

    Orr had jolly well better hope Galacia's daughter doesn't incur mental retardation due to delayed delivery.

  • MJGreen||

    "If only all voters showed such determination to vote"? What would happen? You'd still have the same two candidates, they'd just have more votes on their side. What good does that do?

  • Caleb Turberville||

  • nicole||

    That actually might be one of the least offensive posts ever on Pharyngula involving politics.

  • ||

    PZ Meyers is a hateful little cunt who regrets that the Soviet Union collapsed. Why do you idiots read him?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    LOL - Michael Moore will phone or text anyone who won't vote. Send their number to 810-522-8398 and he will convince them for you!

  • ||

    He's welcome to call me; I'm sure he'll love it when I call him a fat cunt.

  • Enough About Palin||

    WTF??? Are the squirrels working overtime today?

  • Archduke Pantsfan||

    They're already drunk!

  • Pro Libertate||

    You want to know who is running? General Zod. Only you don't vote for him, you kneel before him. Go to your precinct and kneel. That's all you have to do.

  • Jan S.||

    He might give you Australia if you do.

  • 0x90||

  • ||

    Four years ago, these dipshits were shitting themselves over the fact that stick-boy did three chinups before he did a speech, and now this. How fucking deluded to you have to be to think Obama is manly?

  • Pro Libertate||

    Alan Alda could kick his ass, and I'm not kidding.

  • ||

    He's the real-life Steve Urkel. That anyone thinks he's cool just proves that you can get people to believe anything.

  • ||

    sage was right about Peak Stupid: it can never be reached.

  • Pro Libertate||

    This administration and the reaction to it has made me drastically lower my estimation of the intelligence and rationality of the general population. And it wasn't that high to begin with.

  • ||

    Same here. And mine was really low to begin with. Holy shit people are bonecrushingly stupid.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Yet I'm surprised. It's like with the continued popularity of reality television--I just can't believe it.

  • Mensan||

    I feel like this every day. It's bad enough that the difference between my IQ and average IQ is almost double the difference between Average IQ and mentally retarded, but then I'm confronted with an onslaught of daily reminders that average people are even stupider than I give them credit for.

  • ||

    Either they are pretending, or they're just not that attracted to men in the first place. Those are the only two options that make any sense to me. That is a pathetic non-ass. He probably has shit skinny guy non-calves too. My brain hates me for forcing it to ponder such atrocities.

  • ||

    If you threw a quarter at his ass, he'd say ouch.

  • ||

    Oh, and here's some beefcake for you, beloved Dags.

  • Rich||

    Well, to be fair, Ms Dunham was referring to that *cigarette* butt.

  • Proprietist||

    To their credit, maybe they're just avid CNN viewers who are curious if anyone else is running besides Obama and Romney? We can only hope...

  • Pro Libertate||

    Boy, that would be a great little factoid, if true. Hey, over here!

  • T o n y||

    Could it be due to the SNL "undecided voters" skit?

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    What is an SNL?

  • Jan S.||

    People Googling this must not live in Ohio, where we've seen enough political ads over the last 18 months to run for 89 days straight without interruption.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Please revisit this outside link.


    Hmmm? President? What's this "running", thing? I'm not sure I understand the hullaballo... I was under the impression Our Leaders are reincarnations of the previous Great Leader, who refuses to enter Nirvana, choosing instead to return to the cycle of death and rebirth to help others become enlightened...

  • tagtann||

    All I know is that if Romney wins, middle class America is DOOMED!


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