Undecided12: The GOP Presidential Autograph Poll
A Comparison of Republican candidates based on the going price of baseballs with their autograph.
So, exactly how well are the GOP candidates doing?
Rick Perry is having problems remembering the Department of Energy, Herman Cain can’t remember exactly which conflict is Libyan and Mitt Romney’s campaign is lowering expectations in Iowa while still leading a conservative pack.
But there’s more than just scientific poll numbers to tell you that Romney’s doing well: he’s kicking the living daylights out of his fellow Republican contenders on eBay.
As many Americans will do on occassion, I perused eBay looking at some of the more ridiculous items up for bid on the auction site and then typed in “Mitt Romney Autographed Baseball.”
I’m a big fan of baseball (Go Giants!) and realized that, on eBay, baseballs are relatively inexpensive medium for autographs (even though paper is even cheaper, people don’t sell random bits of paper) and autographed books like Fed Up or No Apology have different retail prices, making them unequal evaluators.
With that in mind, each candidate is ranked below by the average bid price (as of Nov. 15, 5:40 p.m.):
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