My Blogher colleague, Karen Bojar, who I previously countered in She vs. Her, writes a rather interesting piece on the generational gap of voters during the recent midterms. Unlike her, I am actually a member of this generation and believe she misses some critical points....more
Now that the dust has settled after Election Day 2010, those of us who spend our days online get to pick apart if social media made a difference.
The short answer: of course it did.
You can no longer run any sort of campaign for any office without some sort of online presence. But this cycle it was more than sheer campaigning that took the headlines.
Year of the woman? Bah. Maybe we had more run, but we lost seats overall. And Sarah Palin doesn't seem to be helping things. Most of the women she backed lost. What about women voters, who were so important in 2008? Let's get one thing straight: women are swingers. That's what the numbers say, anyway. And women swung right.
Take a break from looking at poll numbers and the endless predictions from pundits and let's recap the past top ten memorable videos on the right-side of the political spectrum, from Demon Sheep to Old Spice parodies.
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose." ~ John F. Kennedy...more
Following all of our political coverage up to Election Day, the BlogHer political team has put together a watch list of races featuring women candidates and unique initiatives in a variety of states. We'll be covering each of the races on the Watch List all day Tuesday as results come in, and Wednesday as we get final poll numbers and write-ups from community bloggers.
UPDATES AT BOTTOM OF POST, NEWEST AT THE TOPAlex Sink (D) vs. Rick Scott (R) in Florida [UPDATE: Not called as of 7:45am 11:20am Sink concedes, Scott wins 11/3/10]BlogHer.com's Sarah Granger called this race hot in late September and it's still as hot as ever:...more