24 September 2008

the proper numerical perspective ?

unlike the UK, in the US candidates do not "stand" for public office, but rather they are said to "run" for office, making the campaigns a "race". thus the equivalent of modern presidential campaigns most americans could relate to, would be the Indy 500 or Daytona 500 (though the 24hrs of LeMans would be more accurate)

for some perspective, if the winners of the Indy or Daytona 500 mile races were to outrun the field by a mere 1%, that would be the equivalent of 5 miles or 2 laps.