Visualization of Ravenstahl and DeSantis debateUsing Viegas's and Wattenberg's ManyEyes application, I created tag clouds of bigrams (pairs of words) used by mayoral candidates Luke Ravenstahl and Mark DeSantis in a debate last month. Click either image to explore further.
Like any visualization, it's only as good as the data, and this data is bland politicospeak. The questions in the debate centered on city/county consolidation, keeping young professionals in town, and mayoral qualities. Neither candidate was very specific or surprising.