Something Martin Van Buren Never Had to Worry About
I enjoyed this insight on Barack Obama's vice-presidential selection timing from Sean at fivethirtyeight.com: Assumption: when you send a giant, millions-of-people text message, you ...
I enjoyed this insight on Barack Obama's vice-presidential selection timing from Sean at fivethirtyeight.com:
Assumption: when you send a giant, millions-of-people text message, you set off a bunch of text message ringtones that make noise. That means you ought to wait as long as possible during a day so that people are awake. While most people texting VP to 62262 are self-selected Obama partisans who won't hold a ringtone with breaking news against Obama, nobody likes to be woken up prematurely. It's a tiny, but definite negative freeroll. In terms of battleground states, only Nevada in the Pacific Time Zone and Alaska in the Alaska Time Zone pose any kind of early ringtone risk here.
For that matter, Bill Clinton never had to worry about this sort of consideration either. But most people do turn off their phones at night, right?
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