Top 250 words spoken at 1st Obama-McCain presidential candidate debate

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    The top 250 words used by Barack Obama (left, in blue) and John McCain (right, in red) in the Presidential debate hosted by Jim Lehrer on September 26, 2008 from the Ford Center at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

    These words are sorted alphabetically, so you can compare side-by-side.

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    fedepo18, nonnyV, jdspatriot, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. abartelby [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Awesome visualization of the first debate of '08. Thank you for finding / sharing it.

    2. srhbth 68 months ago | reply

      Wow, that's really cool.

    3. johnleesandiego 68 months ago | reply

      Awesome! Truly eye-opening!

    4. CameraOn 68 months ago | reply

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    5. Stephen R Mingle /Gonzo® 68 months ago | reply


      "the Message is the medium!"

    6. cheerytomato 68 months ago | reply

      Wow, very interesting and informative!

    7. spudart 68 months ago | reply

      @ABartelby: Thank you. I made this with

      @srhbth @johnleesandiego @EmergingArtist @cheerytomato, THANK YOU!

      @CameraOn: Thanks for that award!

      @SR/Gonzo: Yes! the message is the medium!

    8. Dr. Slogan 67 months ago | reply

      Great visualization. Smart and very insightul.

    9. joe.laut 66 months ago | reply

      amazin visualization, well done :)

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