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Presidential Debate Word Clouds: Romney vs Obama

Here is a data visualization word cloud of the presidential debates last night. I took all of the things said from both candidates, no matter how mundane, from the transcript. Then I removed common English words like ‘the’ and ‘and’ and I manually corrected for uncommon edge cases like ‘governor’, in the case of Obama. […]

Aaron Brazell

Lessons in Brand Management from Barack Obama

Note: This is not a political post, nor is it a political endorsement. Wednesday morning. Just about twenty-four hours have passed since Barack Obama addressed the nation on the issue of race and his relationship to firebrand pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright. If you’re American, you’ve probably heard the speech by now, or at least heard […]

Aaron Brazell

Primary Endorsements

If you’re not a U.S. citizen, please feel free to read this but also feel free to ignore. This is intended exclusively for U.S. citizens eligible to vote in the primaries (or dead people in Chicago, if you’re so inclined). First of all, since my early days as a blogger where I covered a lot […]