Friday, January 23, 2009
I would not have guessed that more Americans watched Reagan's first Inaugural than Obama's, and wonder if there is something screwy with the data. I suspect that Obama wins if we include foreign
voters viewers, but he has much more support from that constituency.
That's a good point. I watched it on the web because I was in line at 10th and E Street. I know a lot of people in our company watched it on the web, because the IT department sent around an email about the bandwith burden.
Obama's support among the under 35 and A-A crowd is very deep. Reagan's was very deep among about 45% of the population, and deeper amongst the 33% that were then republicans, and had been waiting for this guy who brought them a landslide and control fo the Senate in forever. My aunt and uncle drove in despite what was bitter, bitter cold. It's just the news media wasn't as excited. But the people were. That's how many despots gain control, as an aside. With control over information.