I periodically do unlikely (perhaps even a bit mentally unbalanced) comparisons of web search interest in various topics, as calculated and graphed by the tools on Google Trends. Today I've been reading about the controversial primary between incumbent Mississippi senator Thad Cochran, and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel. Cochran won by appealing to African-American voters, which threw the Tea Party groups in Mississippi into an indignant frenzy. So I decided to see how Chris McDaniel stacks up against Kris Kringle (aka Santa Clause) in web search interest.
This is one of the more interesting searches I've made, even if, like most of the comparisons, it's a bit meaningless. Notice the yearly spikes in the graph. McDaniel can't hope to reach the popularity of Kris Kringle during the Christmas season. But with the controversy around Cochran's win, and because it's summer, Chris McDaniel has higher web search interest than Kris Kringle. This may be a good time for McDaniel to consider running for office in the North Pole. If you want more detailed information on this comparison, click on the "View Full Report on Google Trends" link directly below the graph.