BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 21 2012
Micah Sifry writes: It's the "'meh'-ing" of the president, says Roger Simon. "The 2012 campaign is the smallest ever," says another headline in Politico. All over the political landscape, signs abound of a dismal political season.
Now the Pew Research Center For the People & The Press is out with a meaty new survey that confirms that voter engagement with the 2012 election is down compared to the campaign of 2008. Last time around, at this point in the race, 63% of registered voters polled said they were "more interested" in the election than previously; that's now dropped to just 48% saying they're more interested than four years ago. That is, one is six registered voters have tuned DOWN their interest in the presidential battle compared to four years ago. Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, June 15 2012
The steganographic gods are at it again. Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, June 5 2012
Federal authorities were notified Tuesday night about an apparent hack into Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's private email account, according to Gawker, which had been tipped off about the incident. Read More
BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, May 30 2012
BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, May 23 2012
Micah Sifry discovers the unintentional poetry of email subject lines from Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's presidential campaigns. Read More
BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 10 2012
For Personal Democracy Plus subscribers:The Romney campaign is advertising technology-related jobs on Mashable. (via @adamostrow)
Romney digital director Zac Moffatt says a robust internal tech staff is the new normal for presidential campaigns, but those positions weren't a priority during primary season.
"This is what people are doing online in 2012," he told techPresident Thursday morning. "This is the team that we need to build to be successful."Read More
BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, May 2 2012
Mitt Romney's campaign advisers must be howling.
Ever since the story of Mitt Romney's trip to Canada with family dog Seamus strapped to the roof of his car, dog enthusiasts won't leave him alone about it — most recently "bombing" a Facebook request for questions about the presidential campaign posed by ABC's Sunday news program This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Arthur Delaney from the Huffington Post noted this little tidbit.
Facebook users are peppering the page with variations on a theme: "How did Seamus get home from Canada? Or did he?"Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Wednesday, April 25 2012
Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The Republican Party will send digital directors to 13 states and launch a new Facebook application as part of a much-enhanced digital operation, officials told techPresident today. Leaning on a mix of in-house and outside talent, party officials say they've developed an infrastructure that includes a revamped approach to voter data, a mobile get-out-the-vote application and a campaign dashboard for promoting events and raising funds. As Romney has been focused on incremental primary wins in each state, the Republican National Committee, it seems — like President Barack Obama's campaign — has been taking advantage of its time to prepare. Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, April 6 2012
President Obama took off the gloves this week and started to attack Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney by name in speeches throughout the week. That freshly confrontational stance manifested itself in the ... Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, March 29 2012
Mitt Romney’s latest effort to make a joke at his own expense provided ample fodder on Wednesday for a Democratic snipefest on Twitter around the hashtag #RomneyAnecdotes. The former governor of Massachusetts on ... Read More