Tag: mitt romney

by Alex Kantrowitz

In the heat of this year’s U.S. presidential race, Twitter published a blog post announcing a new sentiment index meant to track and plot the tone of Twitter conversations about Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Under the headline “A new barometer for the election,” the post led off with some perspective: “One glance at the [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, a social measurement firm that used data insights to predict the election based on social sharing data. The infographic shows how AddThis predicts battleground states will vote as well as detailing the most shared topics and a confidence level. Click the image to enlarge. Managing editor [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Who can pay attention to one form of media anymore? Sit and watch TV without a mobile device in your lap? Unthinkable. Watch a presidential debate without Twitter? No way. Every big live event seems to be better with a back channel to discuss with friends and strangers online. So what’s your plan for Election [...] more »

by Alex Kantrowitz

A few years ago, I sat down for breakfast with a New York State Assembly candidate at a busy Long Island diner. I was just out of college, and he was looking for a campaign manager, so we picked up menus and started talking. I didn’t have much (read: any) campaign management experience, so we [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

With just minutes to go before last night’s second presidential debate, the folks over at PolitiFact.com sent out the following tweet: If you hear something during the #debate that you’d like us to fact-check, tweet it with #PolitiFactThis — PolitiFact (@politifact) October 17, 2012 Three hours later, after the dust had settled in the Hofstra [...] more »

by Amanda Hirsch

The following is an opinion piece by Amanda Hirsch; an earlier version of this post appeared on her blog. Every time someone threatens to cut PBS funding (as Mitt Romney recently did), its supporters play the Big Bird card. “Surely, Mr. Grinch, you won’t rob the children of their Big Bird?” I’d like to call [...] more »

by Mark Drapeau

Click to read our whole series TAMPA, Fla. — For those who haven’t experienced it, a national political convention in America is something like a post-apocalyptic police state crossed with the Super Bowl and an Academy Awards red carpet. Here at the site of this year’s Republican National Convention, bomb-sniffing dogs, Secret Service agents, and [...] more »

by Kathy E. Gill

If an election outcome rested on how well a campaign does with Twitter, then President Barack Obama’s camp would be focused not on November 2012 but January 2013. Not only is the Obama campaign out-tweeting the Mitt Romney team, but the Obama tweets are being shared at a rate of 17-to-1 compared with Romney’s. The [...] more »