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December 7, 2008

Was Scott McInnis Paying Attention Last Month?

According to a report at Rocky Mountain Right, “Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis has openly argued for . . . moderating the GOP’s image and fielding more centrist candidates.”  The Republican Party did just that with McCain this year and lost.  A conservative might have won, but we’ll never know because the only real conservatives, Tom Tancredo and Fred Thompson, dropped out early in the primary, and Republicans were left with a moderate candidate who was selected by Democrats, independents, and the media.

Anyone who thinks the Republican Party should “[moderate] on social issues” and move more to the left should look at the results for Proposition 8 in California.  Despite the draw of having Obama on the ticket, the proposition that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, a position supported by social conservatives, won handily.

When conservative candidates and issues were on the ballot, they usually won.  Leftists will vote for Democrats not Republicans who campaign as Democrat light.

December 3, 2008

Video: “Fred Thompson on the Economy”

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December 2, 2008


I think it was a week ago Sunday on KOA that I heard a host and guest talking about Twitter being used by Republicans.  Then last Friday, Hugh Hewitt posted an article titled “All A-Twitter: A Late Adapter Alert” at  (I think he meant “late adopter” instead of “late adapter.”)  His article was about the gap between the Republicans’ and Democrats’ use of technology.  (He linked to the transcript of a discussion he had about this issue with Rob Neppell, president of, and David All, founder and president of After a request by an attendee at a dinner where he spoke, Hewitt decided to start “twittering.”

I’ve had a number of professional colleagues who have joined Twitter, and I decided it was time to do so myself.  Yesterday I created to Twitter accounts:  one under my real name for professional “tweets” and one as Sofie Inkpen for politics.  I found some familiar names and faces (or logos) on Twitter:

Hewitt is right about the technology gap.  I think it’s obvious from looking at Obama‘s and McCain‘s Twitter pages.  Obama has 140,639 followers and 263 updates; his last update was made on Nov. 5.  McCain has 4,819 followers and 25 updates; his last update was made on Oct. 24.  (I wonder if either candidate actually made the updates himself.)

In his article, Hewitt also linked to the page where you can request the David All Group’s “Twitter 101 Guide.”

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