In all the hustle and bustle of the news cycle, we almost forgot Friday was the one-month anniversary of Red Alert Politics! In honor of Red Alert’s one month anniversary, we’d wanted to spotlight the top 10 articles by number of views published during our first month on the web. Thank you so much for your readership! Here’s to another great month! Please let us know what we can do to better reach out to young conservatives moving forward in the comment section!
1. Grassroots Supporters of Newt Gingrich Organize for Paul in Virginia by Dan Webb (@DanWebbTweets)
An e-mail from Newtgingrich360.com, a grassroots website unaffiliated with the Gingrich campaign “for Newt Gingrich Supporters and Volunteers,” reveals a push for Gingrich supporters in Virginia to support Ron Paul in the state’s primary on March 6.
2. SNL Takes Rare Shot at Obama’s Base by Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers)
If you don’t usually make it to the end of Saturday Night Live or you’ve stopped watching it entirely (like most people in America), you probably missed the last skit of this Saturday’s show, a fake talk show called “How’s He Doing?”
3. #TCOT Tuesday: Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) by Samantha Gilman (@upwardglances)
If you’re even slightly interested in politics and you have a twitter account, you’re probably one of the 32,528 people already following Jonah Goldberg on twitter. With an average of 41 tweets a day, @JonahNRO definitely falls in the category of prolific tweeters who are hard to miss.
4. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (Are You Listening, Mitt Romney?) by Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers)
One of the first campaign management rules I learned as a young, wannabe political strategist was that a picture is worth a thousand words.
Traditional event management advice is to never hold an event in a venue with a higher capacity than the number of people you think will attend. Otherwise, your event will look poorly attended – even if the turn out was good by your standards.
5. 10 Power Ties Every Guy Should Own by Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers)
No fashion faux paux is more serious than wearing a terrible tie in my book if you’re a man. Wear a bad tie to an interview – don’t count on me giving you the job. Wear a bad tie on a date – don’t count on going on second one. Wear a bad tie to a meeting – don’t count on me hearing a word you say.
Not sure if you have terrible-tie syndrome?
6. Were Young Professionals Really That Unprofessional at CPAC? by Editorial Staff (@red_alert)
Yesterday, a rash of blog posts calling out young conservative attendees at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for behaving and dressing inappropriately during the conference popped up and dominated the news day on the twittosphere. Conservatives were divided on the issue, and over the question of whether it really was an issue.
7. Top 5 Organizations on Twitter by Michael Moroney (@MichaelTMoroney)
In an age where social media is intertwined heavily into the information landscape, twitter has emerged as one of the most useful and prominent tools for conservative organizations to spread their message and further the movement.
8. GOProud at ISFLC: Gun Rights Are Gay Rights by Stacey Disterhof (@staceydisterhof)
GOProud co-founders Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia spoke at the International Students for Liberty Conference this morning in back-t0-back sessions, “Homocons: The Rise of the New Gay Right” and “Why Does the Left hate gay people?”
I doubt the left would agree.
9. Santorum is Not Our Man by Brandon Kiser (@brandonkiser)
It’s been four long years since Republicans have been out of the White House. So long, in fact, that many Republicans appear to have forgotten why we even lost the 2008 presidential election.
The obvious answer is the financial crisis and economic recession. But there was more to it than that.
10. Is Hollywood Rejecting American Exceptionalism? by Stacey Disterhof (@staceydisterhof)
Chuck Woolery and CPAC are not names typically associated together. Woolery is better known for his trademark catchphrase “We’re back in two and two” than as a political pundit. But in the last six months his website Save Us Chuck Woolery has given him such major buzz amongst conservatives. He, along with lawyer-writer Ben Shapiro and filmmaker Steve Bannon (who was behind the Sarah Palin film, The Undefeated), spoke at CPAC during a panel entitled “Does Hollywood Still Embrace American Exceptionalism?”