A few months ago, Barack Obama was basically the only candidate on the Internet--In terms of Google trends, anyway--but all that is changing. Due to excitement around the Republican National Convention and the surprise announcement of dark horse vice presidential candidate Sarah Pallin, the web is paying a lot of attention to McCain. Traffic to McCain's site has sky-rocketed recently.
Of course, neither Obama nor McCain is gaining as much internet attention as Sarah Palin, Republican Vice Presidential nominee. Check out the spike in this graph of google searches:
I believe this spike can be explained by two factors: 1) When Palin was announced as the VP candidate, the internet was immediately like "Who??" and checked her website. 2) Once the initial reaction wore off, the internet was immediately like, "Hmm...she's kind of hot. I wonder if there are any nude pictures of her?" and checked her website again.