On the way home today, I told Cameron – my four-year-old – that I wanted to listen to the radio. When he asked why, I told him that there were two men who wanted to be in charge of the country and that tonight was the night we’d find out who it would be.
I wanted to know what he thought, so I gave him the names of the two leading candidates: Barack Obama and John McCain. I gave him the names in that order because most agree that order can influence a toddler’s choice. Generally, a toddler will choose whichever is the choice heard most recently – the last one. So I gave him the names in that order and asked him who he thought should be in charge.
His answer: Barack Obama.
Turn off your televisions, shut down your computers. This is the only metric you’ll need. It’s done.