It’s official: Obama’s and Clinton’s health plans are the same (relatively)

February 27, 2008

Finally … we have the answer to the question that America has so deeply (not) cared about over the last 4 months … “How different is Clinton’s plan from Obama’s health care plan?”

 

Using relative semantic analysis (see link to relative semantic analysis) “his plan” and “her plan” have a similarity rating of 0.545. And that’s quite high, semantically speaking …

How high is 0.545? Well, let’s compare it to some other semantic comparisons.

It’s higher than Republicans consider the similarity between the words “the government” and “Washington” (0.513).

It’s higher than Republicans consider the similarity between the words “amnesty” and “illegal immigration” (0.521).

It’s also higher than Democrats consider the similarity between the words “bad idea” and “war in Iraq” (0.388). And, reassuringly, it’s much higher than Democrats consider the similarity between the words “good idea” and “War in Iraq” (0.154).

To learn more about relative semantic similarity, see our link.

from PMM and the IIS-WordWatchers!

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