Below are the top four related +Google search terms for each of the V.P. candidates prior to tonight's debate.

We will be pulling data insights all night and throughout the debate to see how this interest changed - so check back later! 
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Stench? I must have missed something
 
Ryan referred to Romney as "The Stench"
 
Politico satire that was taken seriously by many:  Story was that Ryan and Romney were mad as hell at each other.  Ryan called Romney 'Stench' because he would have to clean the stench of having run as VP when he runs for president in 2016.  Romney called Ryan 'Gilligan.'
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Ryan didn't refer to Romney as "The Stench" - a clearly labeled parody site said Ryan referred to Romney as "The Stench". Unfortunately, like the "Romney wants to outlaw tampons" idiocy, mainstream sources then ran with it as the truth.

And a gullible electorate believed it, regardless of how ludicrous the stories are.
 
Unhappily re our culture these days, reality includes a lot more that is outrageous and ridiculous.  A lot of what used to be too ludicrous to be believed isn't anymore.
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True, +Thomas Armstrong, but the ability to check stories out is much improved.

I guess I can hope that people searching for "Paul Ryan" & "Stench" were doing so to determine the veracity of the story - and I can hope Google served up correct information :-D
 
+Vox AZ It's easier than ever to check facts, and more people than ever don't bother.
 
The more interesting search term there is "AARP" referring of course to when Ryan was booed by the membership of AARP.
 
Now where on earth did they get stench from?  And biker?  "Curiouser and curioser, said Alice"
 
biker, I would assume, is referencing VP Biden hugging the biker or biker lady, I do not recall.
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