Rebecca Kelley on the SEOmoz.org blog compares the Ron Paul Campaign with Snakes On A Plane.
…the Iowa and New Hampshire primaries came and went, and Ron Paul did surprisingly poor. In Iowa he came in 5th with 10% of votes, while in New Hampshire he fared worse with only 8% of the vote. Last night in Michigan he received 6% of votes. What happened? I couldn’t even open my Netvibes without the “Technology/News” section displaying at least one headline about Ron Paul being the future of America, Ron Paul having magic healing powers, and Ron Paul being a built-in Swiffer duster and mop.
The explanation is easy, folks. Ron Paul is the Snakes on a Plane of 2008.
I agree. I think it’s a spot-on comparison. Ron Paul is incredibly popular online, but nobody talks about him offline. Offline I’ve only been hearing about Ghoulliani, Huckabee, Hillary, and Obama.
Don’t get me wrong – I like Ron Paul. He seems to be the least politiciany of all the candidates, even Kucinich. He seems to be really honest, a straight talker…kind of like Snakes On A Plane. Snakes On A Plane never pretended to be anything more than a summer movie you may want to see under the influence. The gag was funny…for a while.
Go to your local Wal-Mart today and you’ll likely see Snakes On A Plane at the checkout aisle.