Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a PC?

Styles make fights — or so goes the boxing cliché. In 2008, they make presidential campaigns, too.

This is especially true for the two remaining Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Reporters covering the candidates have already resorted to traditional analysis of style — fashion choices, manner of speaking, even the way they laugh. Yet, according to design experts, the candidates have left a clear blueprint of their personal style — perhaps even a window into their souls — through the Web sites they have created to raise money, recruit volunteers and generally meet-and-greet online.

On one thing, the experts seem to agree. The differences between hillaryclinton.com and barackobama.com can be summed up this way: Barack Obama is a Mac, and Hillary Clinton is a PC.

This is a great read - thanks to Naom Cohen at The NY Times.

That's Right,


1 comment:

  1. Interesting analogy, but....

    Apple has only a small share of the home computing market. Much as I love Macs, most people still use a PC.

    Hate to see people vote for the PC candidate just becausemost people have a PC.