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Thread: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Oh, stop it. The poll is idiotic. People will vote for what is familiar and popular. He just took office, so of course people voted for him.

    In the big picture, the results are meaningless.
    And on 9/14/01, people would have said Bush and Giuliani. It happens. Doesn't mean anything.
    Perhaps it's not the poll that's idiotic but the people who are voting...

    When I think of heroes I think of people who have actually done something heroic; Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, MLK, Gandhi; I don't think of the "familiar and popular" guy, whether it's Bush in the wake of 9/11 or Obama in the wake of his election. It's just a sad commentary on the American public if you ask me; fickle and easily distracted.

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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Where did the Jonas Brothers rank??


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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Doesn't take much to be more popular than three dead guys. Why did Fox frame the poll this way anyhow? If they asked, "which is the most important historical figure", or "whose philosophy do you try to follow", the answers would be more relevant and fair (and balanced).

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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Doesn't take much to be more popular than three dead guys. Why did Fox frame the poll this way anyhow? If they asked, "which is the most important historical figure", or "whose philosophy do you try to follow", the answers would be more relevant and fair (and balanced).
    It's not a Fox News poll.
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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Doesn't take much to be more popular than three dead guys.
    So, when someone dies they become less heroic?

    Why did Fox frame the poll this way anyhow? If they asked, "which is the most important historical figure", or "whose philosophy do you try to follow", the answers would be more relevant and fair (and balanced).
    Ah yes, blame the poll for the people's stupid answers. I mean, how could anyone NOT become utterly confounded by such a diabolical and fiendishly clever poll? Just look at it!

    "Who is your hero?"

    How ghastly! The intricacies are numerous and perplexing! Fox News should be ashamed of themselves!

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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    It's not a Fox News poll.


    Even I missed that, good catch.

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    Re: Poll: Obama More Popular Than Jesus, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

    Like Jerry said, popularity does not necessarily = good. I would venture to say that, globally speaking, mosquitoes are more popular than god. Everybody knows 'em. But that don't make 'em the Beatles.
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