Allegation: Arnold only won because he was in the movies.
Fact: Arnold won by 1.3 million votes, with a total of 3.7 million.
Inference: Ergo, for the allegation to be true, more than 35% of Arnold's vote base must have come from his celebrity status.
My Assumption: Nobody can prove that.
Concession: I'll also accept any evidence showing that 20% voted for him because he was 'cool' or 'charasmatic' or the like.
I'm being extremely generous with the 20% figure, but I'll stick with it. Find me the evidence, and I'll not only admit I was wrong, I'll also mail you the $5, or donate it to EI in your name.
There's no time limit on this. First one who does it gets the prize.
Edited by Javert Rovinski, 17 November 2003 - 07:59 PM.