Organizing for America (Obama/Biden)

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Democrat | Influencer

Why we're tracking this person: President Obama's grass-roots movement is gearing up again for the midterm elections, trying to transfer the enthusiasm for their 2008 presidential candidate to the Democrats running in 2010. Vice President Joe Biden will be joining the debate as well — vice presidents have traditionally played the "attack dog" role in midterm elections.

Compare how Organizing for America (Obama/Biden) uses key words

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uses
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Top This Week

Obama

23,7,41,23,44,33,31,35

  • Last 7 days: 35 uses (up 13% over last week)

change

1,5,5,12,13,13,8,10

  • Last 7 days: 10 uses (up 25% over last week)

going forward

3,1,1,2,3,3,1,4

  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 300% over last week)

Top Overall

Obama

23,7,41,23,44,33,31,35

  • Overall: 281 uses since Aug. 30

change

1,5,5,12,13,13,8,10

  • Overall: 100 uses since Aug. 30

economy

15,2,6,2,5,5,5,2

  • Overall: 107 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

...traveled around the country, he's told voters a familiar story about how eight years of Republican policies drove our economy into a ditch—and how those same Republicans are now asking voters to put them back in the driver's seat:...

— via RSS (November 1)

...President Obama: “We Can’t Let Up” - You’ve proved that you could bring about change before. Now let’s go out there and prove it once again. We’ve just got a couple of days left....

— via Facebook (November 1)

...“I need you to keep on fighting” - “That’s what happens with change. It’s infectious. And that’s the spirit we need today... I need you to keep on fighting, I need you...

— via RSS (November 1)

...so much at stake—this is about more than just politics—it’s about whether or not we as a people can move forward through times of challenge, and cynicism, and frustration. And use the opportunity we’ve been given to build better communities...

— via RSS (October 31)

...Kick-off with President Obama - We’ve been involved in some tough fights over the past two years. We can’t move backward now. We’ve got to keep moving forward. And that's all going to be up to you....

— via Facebook (October 31)

...involved in some tough fights over the past two years. We can’t move backward now. We’ve got to keep moving forward. And that's all going to be up to you....

— via Facebook (October 31)

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