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The corporate brand most favored by Republicans is…

posted at 9:37 pm on October 26, 2012 by

…not surprising:

Question: Why is Amazon not among the top 10? It’s number two among Dems and number one among indies, but nowhere to be found among Republicans. You would think that a party whose base resides in rural areas would appreciate a company that delivers goods to your door anywhere in the U.S. The only theory I can come up with is that the GOP skews older, which implies higher levels of tech ignorance. (Note that Google also features prominently in the Democratic/independent lists but is missing from the Republican one.) What am I missing here?

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HotAir didn’t make the Top 10?

Bitter Clinger on October 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I took a class recently from a web marketing specialist who said that older people use Bing more. There are less people who use it, but they are older and have more money than younger people who lean towards using google.

Look at the scores though. I’ll bet amazon would rank about the same level in terms of score for the GOP as for independents and democrats, which would rank them perhaps in the top 15.

redeye on October 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Look at the scores though. I’ll bet amazon would rank about the same level in terms of score for the GOP as for independents and democrats, which would rank them perhaps in the top 15.

redeye on October 26, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Indeed, #10 on the Republican list would score at #3 for Dems and #1 for Indys. I guess it must be that we Republicans love us some heartless corporations!

sadarj on October 26, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Sob! I keep glancing over to the lower left of the screen expecting to see the real green room.

Blake on October 26, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Even funnier is that Democrats apparently don’t like the History Channel. I guess REAL history–as opposed to revisionist history–doesn’t play well with them.

LiquidH2O on October 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Even funnier is that Democrats apparently don’t like the History Channel. I guess REAL history–as opposed to revisionist history–doesn’t play well with them.

LiquidH2O on October 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

The History Channel is all aliens and Pawn Stars now. No real history. Plus their religious history that they add in once in a while is all horrible stuff.

I like that Clorox is across all three. America likes her bleach.

philoquin on October 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Could it be that Republicans would rather patronize a business in lieu of convenience and isolation? Commerce and capitalism is something almost ingrained into the psyche of the Tea Party, but also fellowship. I would rather drive 45 miles to my favorite hobby shop for a part, than receive it at my doorstep.

unkleBo6 on October 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Google is a liberal hellhole.

Arssanguinus on October 26, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I get to H/A thru Google & I’m an antique citizen—go figure

Semilitterate on October 26, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I’m a little disappointed and shocked that Colt or Smith and Wesson isn’t on that list for the Republicans when I would have put them both right at the top. Oh well, should the Dog-Eater retain his office I’m sure that the stock of both corporations will soar.

HiJack on October 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM

My questions would be more like what about Apple…and seriously cheerios? Why? do they even have sugar? must be the switch in ads to “lowers cholesterol”.

It’s just another poll that means nothing, like the others.

John Kettlewell on October 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

I’m 57 years old. Older people don’t use technology nearly as much as young people because WE DON’T NEED TO! We have developed systems that work for us and we have no compelling need to change. Which is why you don’t see Amazon high on our list. We aren’t into consumerism much anymore because we have most everything we want or need. Most of us use our outings as social events and not for convenience.

My kids and I have this discussion often. “Dad, look at this amazing new service.” “What’s it good for?” 20 minutes of confusing discussion ensue during which they cannot present a single argument explaining WHY I need or want the “cool new service”.

Yes, I’m a caricature of the un-hip elderly fellow who doesn’t get it. That’s because I don’t need it. I don’t need it. Simple.

(PS. I’m an A+ and Network+ certified PC & Networking technician and I have a degree in programming [c#]. I understand the underlying bits & bytes more than my kids do. They don’t understand the concept of satisfaction with what one has and what one is comfortable with.)

(PSS. I use Newegg, TigerDirect, and EBay a lot more than Amazon.)

Metanis on October 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

HotAir didn’t make the Top 10?

Bitter Clinger on October 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Hot Air’s value as a brand is collapsing faster than Obama after the past 48 hours. Worst collapse of a blog since LGF.

wildcat72 on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I took a class recently from a web marketing specialist who said that older people use Bing more. There are less people who use it, but they are older and have more money than younger people who lean towards using google.

Older people use Bing because they buy cheap Windows PCs from Best Buy, and the built-in browser (IE) pushes Bing like nobody’s business.

mintycrys on October 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

I saw the greenline and my facetious guess before clicking was M&Ms. Imagine my shock when it’s on the list – twice!

But yeah I see your point about Amazon. I’m on there all the time reading book reviews and those pesky addictive discussion threads…and who could even calculate the fortune I have spent there.

RushBaby on October 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Hot Air’s value as a brand is collapsing faster than Obama after the past 48 hours. Worst collapse of a blog since LGF.
wildcat72 on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Why do you say that? Because of the changes to the green room?

bluegill on October 27, 2012 at 1:08 AM

I actually really like this new Green Room format. It seems like we are getting more material from Allahpundit and Ed and others. We also have more opportunity to comment on their posts.

bluegill on October 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM

Hot Air’s value as a brand is collapsing faster than Obama after the past 48 hours. Worst collapse of a blog since LGF.
wildcat72 on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

I actually really like this new Green Room format. It seems like we are getting more material from Allahpundit and Ed and others. We also have more opportunity to comment on their posts.

bluegill on October 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM

I like the new feature too but I don’t think it should have replaced the old Green Room. Bring back the old writers for the Green Room and call it something else. Or call it the Green Room and call this something else. But I do like it. Its like a halfway point between Headlines and blog posts. A link with a very brief commentary, like a long form twitter. Very cool. But bring back the old Green Room too. Oh, and while you’re at it, get rid of facebook commenting. Its a feeding ground for trolls and fake accounts.

vegconservative on October 27, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Salem Communications for the win!!!

steebo77 on October 27, 2012 at 1:44 AM

I am surprised Comedy Central is not listed under democrats since that is where they get their news.

The Notorious G.O.P on October 27, 2012 at 1:48 AM

I like the new feature too but I don’t think it should have replaced the old Green Room. Bring back the old writers for the Green Room and call it something else. Or call it the Green Room and call this something else. But I do like it. Its like a halfway point between Headlines and blog posts. A link with a very brief commentary, like a long form twitter. Very cool. But bring back the old Green Room too. Oh, and while you’re at it, get rid of facebook commenting. Its a feeding ground for trolls and fake accounts.

vegconservative on October 27, 2012 at 1:28 AM

Since there’s really no overlap between what the Green Room used to be and what it is now, I don’t see why they had to replace it rather than add to it. I especially miss J.E. Dyer’s insightful analysis of foreign affairs. With her military background and perspective, she brought something to the table that no one else has.

sadarj on October 27, 2012 at 1:52 AM

It didn’t take HA long to add comments to the green room posts.

Metanis on October 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You old fart, you!

Dack Thrombosis on October 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM

I am thrilled to see the multi-partisan support for Cheerios.

A solid basis on which to reconstruct a national reconciliation and unity front.

Incandescent on October 27, 2012 at 4:03 AM

Since there’s really no overlap between what the Green Room used to be and what it is now, I don’t see why they had to replace it rather than add to it. I especially miss J.E. Dyer’s insightful analysis of foreign affairs. With her military background and perspective, she brought something to the table that no one else has.
sadarj on October 27, 2012 at 1:52 AM

I totally agree. So they are not going to have any more posts from JE Dyer and the others? I thought those contributions added a lot.

bluegill on October 27, 2012 at 5:54 AM

Question: Why is Amazon not among the top 10? It’s number two among Dems and number one among indies, but nowhere to be found among Republicans. You would think that a party whose base resides in rural areas would appreciate a company that delivers goods to your door anywhere in the U.S. The only theory I can come up with is that the GOP skews older, which implies higher levels of tech ignorance.

Gay marriage.

Stoic Patriot on October 27, 2012 at 7:03 AM

comments are back….YAHOO!!!!

cmsinaz on October 27, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Re: Google, it pi$$es me off when they display their biases with their title on the main page…

try to use BING as much as possible…

cmsinaz on October 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Clorox?

Jaibones on October 27, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Question: Why is Amazon not among the top 10? It’s number two among Dems and number one among indies, but nowhere to be found among Republicans. You would think that a party whose base resides in rural areas would appreciate a company that delivers goods to your door anywhere in the U.S. The only theory I can come up with is that the GOP skews older, which implies higher levels of tech ignorance.

Gay marriage.
Stoic Patriot on October 27, 2012 at 7:03 AM

There is that, but AP’s rationale and conclusions are incorrect. Amazon is not the only place online that sells and delivers goods. I purchase a good amount of items from online sellers, but rarely from Amazon And as someone else noted, conservative folks tend to like to “kick the tires” IRL as opposed to buying sight unseen.
Also, Amazon’s stock is not limited to just iToys (::cough:: books? ::cough::) so the “tech ignorance” conclusion doesn’t fly. I would think tech ignorance would lie in not being aware the online shopping experience has expanded just a wee bit since 1998.

whatcat on October 27, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Re:AP
They are cali companies. One automatically assumes that they hate us

daddytype on October 27, 2012 at 9:07 AM

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woodNfish on October 27, 2012 at 9:20 AM

This can’t be right. Where’s Bass Pro Shops?

RedWinged Blackbird on October 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hot Air’s value as a brand is collapsing faster than Obama after the past 48 hours. Worst collapse of a blog since LGF.
wildcat72 on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Bye, bye…but that won’t happen, you will stick around and whine…which would be a pretty good country song…

“You don’t leave, you just stick around and whine”

right2bright on October 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Hot Air’s value as a brand is collapsing faster than Obama after the past 48 hours. Worst collapse of a blog since LGF.
wildcat72 on October 27, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Bye, bye…but that won’t happen, you will stick around and whine…which would be a pretty good country song…
“You don’t leave, you just stick around and whine”
right2bright on October 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yup, after a certain point it goes beyond a complaint and crosses over to trolling. But we must give the one-note chronic complainers the proper send-off. :^D

whatcat on October 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Well, I am in the over 55 crowd, by just a little, but I use Amazon a lot. And true I am a registered independent but vote very heavily to the right.

You would be amazed at the range of the selection at Amazon.

I have even purchased a new hood for a car through them, around half the price as charged from a dealer and even got Free Shipping. (I am a “Prime” member which yes I do pay a yearly fee for, I believe around 75$ a year, but that is easily recouped and more with the benefits..)
I purchased a headlight assembly which the dealer wanted $500 for, for $145 shipped. And if something is wrong it is a easy fix when dealing with Amazon. I usually always try to make my purchases from Amazon and not a 3rd party seller..
As a prime member I receive among other benefits free 2 day shipping on most items that are fulfilled by Amazon. (most stuff) and can get 1 day shipping on most items for $3.99 per item if wanted. ( That means the item shows up at my door in 1 business day. Like the very next day.)
I find it very handy.

If I download music I do it at Amazon, they are considerably less expensive than iTunes. .99 verses 1.29 for most.

My life would be considerably more a pain in the butt with out Amazon..
I don’t know about anyone else but I have no desire to get out and fight the hoards of idiots unless I have to. Let UPS or fedex do the leg work..

I would say at least 8 times out of 10 if I want to make a purchase Amazon will have the best or comparable price, and much of the time it is a considerable savings.

I rate Amazon an A+.

RockyJ. on October 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

The first thing I noticed was Johnson & Johnson. Not even in the top 10 of Democrats but in the top 10 of the other two respective groups. They make a ton of baby products. Coincidence? I think not.

anuts on October 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

There’s something so random about “Clorox” being on this list. Did they just survey contract killers? I mean I like the stuff to clean my whites and towels, but I’d never think of it as something to “trust” as if I would have an emergency need for it (as cleaning up after a hit) and worrying it may fail.

Rbastid on October 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM

RockyJ. on October 27, 2012 at 11:02 AM

I use Amazon quite a bit too. Kindle Fire, with books.

Lightswitch on October 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

No matter what their political persuasion, Americans love Craftsman tools, Cheerios, and Chlorox bleach.

Harpazo on October 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Why is Amazon not among the top 10? It’s number two among Dems and number one among indies, but nowhere to be found among Republicans. You would think that a party whose base resides in rural areas would appreciate a company that delivers goods to your door anywhere in the U.S

I have lived in a rural area and it was nice to get in the car and drive to town to get what was needed. I’d shop at the local grocery store, where they knew who I was. Same with going to the bank, gas station, etc. Orscheln’s and the local hardware store were good places to get supplies for farm projects and I didn’t have to wait for delivery unless the store was out of something. It’s fun to get out and go places. Trips to the city could includes a stop at the mall or Lowes, eating out, going to a museum. Now and then I’ll order something from the internet, but for most things I prefer to actually see what I am buying.

Ibanez Lotus on October 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM


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