Comment: PS: Before posting, I tested many current candidates.

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PS: Before posting, I tested many current candidates.

With/without quotes, the trends for current candidates & 2008 candidates showed all three categories: 1) web, 2) media, & 3) news links. Ah, but I used only their last name in quotes.

What you witnessed occurs without quotes. With quotes around a single term seems to be the same as no quotes.

I did not query Mr O.

Seems the best use of the current Google/Trends code is no quotes. How foolish.

I remain very skeptical. Habit formed over the centuries must be coaxed down the stairs, then outside.... one step at a time. Sorry to trouble you. Thanks.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul