Whose endorsement matters to you?

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I’m just getting around to unloading a bunch of interesting links that I’ve come across this week.

From Monday’s Inquirer, here’s an interesting story about a study that gives some evidence to the idea that the endorsements picked up by political candidates really don’t mean all that much.

This raises an interesting question. Are you more or less likely to vote for a candidate because he or she is endorsed by a group like National Right to Life, the NRA, the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, NARAL, etc.?

Or… do you make your decisions based on closer ties within your social network? By that I mean, if your family or friends are by-and-large supporting one candidate over the other, will that sway your vote?

In this age of hyper social networking through Facebook and MySpace (no need to link to them… if you’re reading this, you probably know how to get to them anyway), it’s easy for support for a candidate in the on-line world to trickle through those networks pretty quickly.

By the way, does anyone know if Second Life is holding an election this year?

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