Which presidential candidate would you want to see in your hometown?
The website, which allows users to demand that performers come to their cities, is gaining traction among political candidates and political junkies alike, and is beginning to play a role in deciding where candidates appear on the campaign trail. So far, Paul's popularity on the site has translated into an extra stop in Los Angeles, where the congressman received 420 demands overall from users in that area.
Sen. Barack Obama's campaign has also used the site as a communications tool, letting users know when the senator will be appearing in their areas, according to Eventful.com CEO Jordan Glazier.
Eventful.com comes as another tool for candidates to gain support on the Web. The difference, Glazier says, is that unlike popular social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace, his site directly translates "online passion into real world activity."
Below is a list of how many requests each candidate appearing on the site has garnered:
Barack Obama--21,939 people in 1,140 places
Ron Paul--10,668 people in 793 places
Hillary Clinton--5,750 people in 605 places
John Edwards--2,388 people in 386 places
Mike Gravel--728 people in 163 places
Rudy Giuliani--174 people in 64 places
Mike Huckabee-143 people in 58 places
John McCain--113 people in 51 places
Fred Thompson--109 people in 58 places
Mitt Romney--65 people in 22 places
Dennis Kucinich--61 people in 23 places
Jim Gilmore--49 people in 29 places
Bill Richardson--28 people in 16 places
Sam Brownback--25 people in 18 places
Joe Biden--11 people in seven places
Tom Tancredo--four people in three places
Chris Dodd--zero people in zero places