GOP Debate, By the Numbers

May 4, 2007 10:45am

Number of candidates: 10

Number of candidates who were Christian white men over the age of 50: 10

Number of times candidates mentioned President Reagan’s name: 19

Number of times moderator Chris Matthews mentioned President Reagan’s name: 5

Number of times the moderators mentioned President George W Bush: 6

Number of times candidates mentioned President George W Bush: 1

Number of times candidates mentioned Osama bin Laden: 5

Proportion of times GOP candidates used the word "abortion" compared to Democratic candidates using the word "abortion" in their debate last week: 3:1

Number of times GOP candidates used the words "Muslim," "Islam" or "Islamic": 14

Number of times Democratic candidates used the words "Muslim," "Islam" or "Islamic": 1

– jpt

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