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It’s a new ball game: Fretting over GOPs hold on social media

April 30, 2012 by

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Over at leading conservative site, Human Events, there is an article worrying about Mitt Romney and the GOP’s use of social media. Where Mitt Romney might have been able to finance his way through the GOP primary with a massive financial advantage, Di Guido (author of the linked article) is worried: The GOP strategy is severely flawed […]

How are Candidates Using Social Media

April 11, 2012 by

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This PBS series has done a fantastic job of illustrating the ways in which candidates use social media. From our previous interview with Professor Hayes, he mentioned that candidates are using social media as a means to mobilize voters and intensify fund raising efforts. When analyzing Santorum, the comments were  overwhelming negative. This series highlights […]

Interview with Professor Danny Hayes

April 5, 2012 by

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Danny Hayes who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at American University agreed to be interviewed for our project. Professor Hayes’ qualifications are as follows : PhD.D. in Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2006,M.A. in Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2004, Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, […]

Musical Support for Santorum

March 7, 2012 by

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The Michigan Battle Rages On!

February 28, 2012 by

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With Super Tuesday nearing, the Republican race is heating up. Santorum has now become a top contender and is trailing on Romney’s heels. Social media has played an increasingly important role in the race to the White House. The party continues to be divided idealogically with Romney and Santorum deeply divided on religous, educational and […]

Santorum’s Endorsement Problem

February 28, 2012 by

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John Bernstein at the Washington Post has an interesting take on endorsements.  We often think of these high-profile endorsements as important because they eventually affect voter behavior. That’s sort of true, although not usually in a direct way; very few voters will wait to see who their governor supports in order to make their own […]

Who is steering the ship?

February 23, 2012 by

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Jay Cost over at the Weekly Standard, has a post up in which he offers his take on why the GOP finds itself in it’s current state. He feels that this is the culmination of a process in which state and local organizations have had their influence reduced: In the pre-reform era, that was a […]