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If the number of Myspace friends decided the 2008 presidential race it would be Barack Obama for the Democrats and Ron Paul for the GOP.

Ron Paul?

In a sign that Republicans have yet to fully embrace the Myspace phenomenon, or maybe they just realize 14-year-old girls can't vote, their top "friend"-getter was Paul, who is perhaps better known as "Dr. No" in Congress and for his 1988 presidential run on the Libertarian ticket. The Texas congressman had more "friends" (2,485 of them) than John McCain and Rudy Giuliani combined. In fact, Giuliani trailed little-known Oregon candidate Michael Smith.

Unlike the GOP, where none of the major candidates had "official" sites, most Democrats have actively courted the online social network. None more than Obama, whose Myspace site had almost 43,000 "friends" as of February 18. Hillary Clinton was second with 23,330. Surprisingly, Wesley Clark, who has yet to declare his candidacy, was third with almost 14,000.

Democrats

  1. Barack Obama (42,709)
  2. Hillary Clinton (23,330)
  3. Wesley Clark (13,854)
  4. John Edwards (11,597)
  5. Tom Vilsack (1,347)
  6. Al Gore (1,336)
  7. Dennis Kucinich (1,067)
  8. Bill Richardson (661)
  9. Joe Biden (502)
  10. Chris Dodd (164)
  11. Mike Gravel (6)

Republicans

  1. Ron Paul (2,485)
  2. John McCain (1,349)
  3. Mitt Romney (1,344)
  4. Michael Smith (969)
  5. Tom Tancredo (836)
  6. Sam Brownback (756)
  7. Rudy Giuliani (631)
  8. Mike Huckabee (383)
  9. Chuck Hagel (60)
  10. John Cox (34)
  11. Duncan Hunter (no sites)

Sites tracked are either official candidate ones, if available, or the top unofficial one.

(Article originally appeared on Dullard Mush.)





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