For those of you familiar with my Yahoo Trending now obsession there is no need to explain why I love this fun section of my Yahoo homepage. For those of you just arriving to the party you may satisfy your curiosity here.
Have no worries if you do not wish to click, however; I will give you a short summary and then we’ll move on to just why Christine O’Donnell is number #1 this Tuesday morning on my Yahoo homepage.
I love Yahoo. My homepage has been set to Yahoo since my foray into internet surfing and because Yahoo has been so good to me I feel no great need to make any changes. Much of my homepage caters to me and while I do not believe the trending now section is specific to my likes, I do occasionally take an interest in who or what is trending now.
Today is no different. However the why may surprise you. So without further delay let’s find out a bit more about Christine O’Donnell and why she’s been in the top 10-and mostly #1-for the past two days.
Drum roll please:
Yahoo’s Who’s Trending Now? September 14, 2010
#1 this Tuesday morning:
Christine O’Donnell is the latest political candidate to receive support from the Tea Party Express as she makes her way into the running for Delaware’s U.S. Senate seat race. You may read a bit more about it here.
Now here is where I will do my best not to sound ignorant. Because I will be the first to tell you that I am not up on the latest political anything. I never have been. I get easily annoyed by all the crud that is spewed by this candidate or that and while I realize that may sound a bit like I’ve got my head in the sand, so be it.
I can tell you that I do vote; and when I do it is usually local issues and of course every four years (after spending time researching to become better informed). I don’t know where this puts me in the “Americans need to know…” column but I am freely admitting my (purposely) ignorant political stance and make no apologies for it.
However, after reading this article about Christine O’Donnell this morning I do have several questions and/or statements (ignorant or not):
How does one get the attention of the Tea Party Express and is this a good thing?
Why do the Democrats and Republicans hate each other so much?
Where do the commenters of such an article get their political awareness?
It seems as though many of them are just as clueless as me!
What makes Christine O’Donnell better than Mike Castle?
Should I care about Delaware politics?
Does Christine O’Donnell appreciate that Sarah Palin endorses her?
Having read this will it compel me to become better informed about our country?
I suppose it should; and maybe it will but I cannot/will not make that promise; to be honest.
Some of the above questions are rhetorical, some are obvious, and most of them do not need an answer in my little world; to be honest. As with every Yahoo trending now topic I am simply amazed with what or who interests those who happen to hang out at Yahoo and click the links that keep those top 10 at the top in the trending now section of my homepage.
For those of you who support Christine O’Donnell this #1 topic is good news. For the rest, it is more fodder for the political machine. I suppose its all relative in the grand scheme of things. And because I clicked and gained some knowledge I’m feeling pretty good too. I don’t know what else I will do with it and I won’t pretend to completely understand it but maybe (just maybe) I am better off for having clicked and learned; hopefully you are too.
Stay tuned for the next Yahoo: Who’s Trending Now? coming soon!
Yahoo’s Who’s Trending Now? Previous Reports:
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Yahoo: Who’s Trending Now? Debbie Gibson
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Christine O’Donnell surges in Delaware, draws scrutiny