One third of eligible American voters didn't vote. So 7 out of 10 eligible voters either voted for McCain (or someone else) or didn't vote. Barack Obama had 3 in 10 eligible voters who pulled the lever for him.
Just thought I'd give you a statistic you probably aren't thinking about that came up in comments on my post yesterday. I researched the numbers and although not exact because some numbers are still outstanding, I thought it was interesting. (So is the fact that other than the JFK/Nixon election, you'd have to go back 100 years to find out a season that drew this high of a percent of eligible voters). 11/9 update for more exact figures: Between 60.7 percent and 61.7 percent of the 208.3 million eligible voters cast ballots this year, compared with 60.6 percent of those eligible in 2004
Other than that, all I've done is cull through a few of the 88,200 obama designs on 2,630,000 products on just one site alone, made by everyday Joes and Janes. Joe as in Joe Everyman.
This is the icononization of the idea of the candidate. The obama logos proliferate, ad infinitum, in a post-postmodern way -- iteration after iteration after iteration. It is the idea of the idea that morphs and is never static, never grows stale, can always be open to being reinterpreted yet resonate and hold meaning.
This election season engaged at least 64% of the eligible voters and numerous others in the cultural conversation, especially digitally, in a place that knows no bounds. Except the limitations of who could and did act to actually vote. 36% of Americans can't get off the couch.