Tag: election

  • Democracy in Action

    Democracy in Action

    One of the final acts before changing our address to NYC was to mail in our ballots for the upcoming election. There was a bit of a hiccup because the post office didn’t automatically forward our ballots to our NY address so I had a pleasant conversation with Lisa at the Alameda County Registrar of […]

  • Goodbye Super Tuesday

    Big day yesterday with Bloomberg dropping out this morning, all eyes looking to see what Warren will do and everyone wondering why Tulsi Gabbard is still hanging in there. More details at The Race.

  • Revving up the Election

    Guess who’s running for congress and ready to kick some ass? Things are starting to heat up.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign ad

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked everyone last night with her huge upset the in New York’s 14th congressional district primary. The 28-year-old newcomer unseated Democrat Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent and one of the more powerful old guards of the party. Not only that, headlines screamed, she was a socialist. She was outspent 18-to-1 and Congressman Crowley […]

  • The best political ad anyone’s ever seen

    Lin-Manuel Miranda calls it “the best political ad anyone’s ever seen.” M.J. Hegar’s ad is simply titled, “Doors” I’m sure the Rolling Stones will not mind their Gimmie Shelter riff being used in the background for this campaign.

  • Fun with Google Trends Real Time

    Google Trends announced last week that they’ve upgraded their service to be real time. Using their tools, I created a dashboard so you can quickly see who’s trending in Google Search for the past 7 days. If I did this right, this page should continually update. I’ll manually add/remove names as the list of candidates […]

  • Revenge of the Nerds

    Revenge of the Nerds

    While everyone spoke of New York Times blogger, Nate Silver’s uncanny, almost witchlike ability to call the election last night, the big winner was the triumph of big data and smart algorithms over gut feel and egos. Those in tech that have been following Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog at the New York Times broke out […]

  • Obama Up, Romney Down

    Obama Up, Romney Down

    The New York Times’ wonky FiveThirtyEight blog posted this rather dramatic graph showing the poll numbers of Obama and Romney over the past few weeks. What used to be a 1-2 point difference is now a 5-6 point gulf with the lines getting further, not closer, together.

  • Fear Monger

    How do you win an election when you’ve driven up the national debt, sent 90% of the active military into harm’s way to neutralize weapons that don’t exist and ostracized yourself from the world community by ignoring them and mis-pronouncing the names of their leaders. You scare the bejezus out of the electorate, that’s what!