In Email In-Boxes, Obama Wins in a Spam-Slide
Unwanted emailers 6 times less likely to mention McCain
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 9, 2008 2:14 PM CDT
Palin gets more mentions than Joe Biden in spam.   (AP Photo/Don Emmert, file)
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(Newser) – Spammers love Barack Obama, or at least love writing about him: He beats John McCain  six to one in spam mentions, reports Ars Technica. Obama mentions surged during the Republican National Convention last month, even though media coverage featured McCain more frequently than his opponent. Obama emails highlight religion and race; McCain's center on age and wealth. In the VP race, Sarah Palin leads by a smaller margin.