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Forget the media . . . who are the candidates talking about?

Posted at 12:15 PM on December 31, 2007 by Sanden Totten

Remember grade school? If you were bullied I'm sure you heard the line "they are only making fun of you because secretly they are jealous and intimidated by you."

Well, apply that to presidential politics and we can see who today's top candidates are most afraid of. The New York Times has a cool little flash page that lets you see who is talking about who and what the candidates have been saying about each other in recent debates.

Admittedly, the NY Times has left off a lot of presidential hopefuls from the list, but for those they included, it's pretty telling. Some candidates, like Bill Richardson or Mike Huckabee are only getting talked about by other members of their party. Others are getting blasted from both sides. The one candidate that has both the Reds and the Blues talking? Hillary Clinton. Hmmm . . . is she the most intimidating player of the bunch?

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