The media has been pretty devoid of Donald Trump-related information lately...
His name has been virtually unheard during primary season...
OK IT WAS A JOKE!! Donald Trump has been a non-stop media presence!
But in all the hubbub about primaries and polls, it's easy to lose sight of the thing that really matters...
So I decided to try to get to know some of these people by interacting with them on the nexus of the Internet: Omegle!
I decided I'd pretend to be a Trump supporter to make any shy Trumpeters out there feel accepted and comfortable in sharing their views with me...
It didn't entirely go as planned. It went one of a few different ways:
* Stranger immediately disconnected with me
* Stranger ignored my profession of love for the Donald and asked me to have cybersex
* Stranger responded with a rude remark
* Stranger actually did agree with me
I ran into a robot or two along the way...
It was inevitable that I would run into some haters along the way...
If you've got haters, you're doing something right!
Some of the folks I met along the way seemed a little indifferent, which is surprising when you consider the firecracker of a man at hand...
But a few non-Trumpeters were willing to talk to me!
We swapped conspiracy theories...
And had some debates on the finer points of politics.
And I was a tad disappointed at the lack of passion the Donald's supporters seemed to show for him.
For Trump's sake, this guy didn't even know who was going to pay for the wall!
But I am really excited that I did get to meet a couple die-hard Trumpians who have a lot of passion for the Donald's ideas...
This guy's passion and understanding of the nuances of government policy really shine through...
In the end, here's what happened:
In my very informal survey (go to fivethirtyeight.com for real data journalism please) of 50 different Omegle users—that is, non-robots:
* 23 immediately disconnected
* 2 tried to flirt with me
* 9 agreed with me
* 13 disagreed with me
* 3 were indifferent
So what did I learn from this fun little experiment?
A lot. It reminded me of an old Winston Churchill quote. "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."
Yikes, America. It's a long road to Cleveland*
*The 2016 Republican National Convention, in which delegates of the Republican Party will choose the nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 national election, will be held in July in Cleveland, Ohio.