It’s well known that politicians pander to various niches, sucking up to them to boost their egos and playing on their fears to coerce their support.
The Republicans did it last week at their nominating convention, where they shamelessly pandered to their target audience of rich, white Christians, homophobes, and xenophobes.
The Democrats are doing it this week at their nominating convention, where they’re shamelessly pandering to their target audience of gays, women, minorities, Socialists, and Communists.
But tonight I saw a politician — former president Bill Clinton — pander to a niche demographic that had always been overlooked by both parties: Math geeks.
Article of Evidence #1. The dude made a math joke, and it was awesome.
Suck on that, Andrew Hacker.
Article of Evidence #2. He concluded his speech by propagating himself recursively:
Man, after that, I’d vote for him if could.
Update! Apparently I wasn’t the only one for whom all the math stuff gave (to quote Hubert Farnsworth) a raging brainer:
Jon Stewart’s best line?
Oh my God…. MATH! And here’s what’s sad: to hear a guy making sentient comments using numbers on stage, you’re like “It’s just a A Beautiful Mind,” when really, shouldn’t it just be like, oh I don’t know, a mind?