BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Thursday, July 5 2012
The Romney campaign is asking supporters to hit the streets this weekend for a second round of what it's calling the "Buckeye Blitz." Through e-mail, the campaign called on Romney supporters in Ohio to make hundreds of phone calls and door knocks this Saturday. Romney volunteers knocked on 30,000 doors statewide on the weekend of June 9, the campaign reported to supporters in an e-mail note. As an incentive for topping that number, the campaign is offering supporters free campaign swag to those who knock on the right number of doors or dial enough phone numbers. Read More
BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, July 3 2012
President Barack Obama does better than Mitt Romney in Silicon Valley in terms of fundraising and support, to be sure. But Internet businesspeople are still businesspeople, and some of them say that Romney — by pursuing the economic policies he's outlined on the campaign trail — would be a better president for the American tech sector. Read More
BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 27 2012
Wonderful news Romney in a landslide? Hell no You know it, I know it Dinner with the Obamas Fly out to meet us Before the polls open We're getting outspent Take this seriously Cat's out of the bag I will be outspent Sad ... Read More
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