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When they spoke, McCain got higher ratings than Obama

Nielsen Media Research gives the nod to the Republican by over half a million viewers

According to Nielsen Media Research, 38.9-million television viewers in the United States watched Senator John McCain accept the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination, which tops the short-lived record 38.3-million who saw Barack Obama accept the Dem nomination in front of Styrofoam columns in a football stadium last week by over half a million folks. (Only 37.2-million watched Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech on Wednesday.) This was despite that fact that Obama had four more cable networks tuned to his pabulum than bothered to carry Senator McCain.

John McCain faced a high bar and easily rose above it. I don’t know what this does or does not bode for the November election, but it dispels the rest of the Obama myth.

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