Liberal bloggers have had to admit that although they had the upper hand in the world of the Internet during President Bush’s eight years and the 2008 Presidential campaign, conservatives are the reigning leaders on Twitter. CNN quoted liberal blogger Gina Cooper who helped organize Netroots Nation as saying, “While it is obvious the progressive blogosphere is superior, we are being out-organized on Twitter. There is some catching up to do on the progressive side.”
Tracy Viselli who attended the liberal activist gathering, Netroots Nation, agreed saying, “”Twitter is a news funnel. Conservatives are very tightly knit and getting their message out very well.” And I would have to agree. Twitter is constantly tweeting news stories and opinions from the conservative side as stories break and live tweeting press conferences, townhalls and speeches.
“Twitter is the best example of the most modern technology and how folks are organizing,” David All, a GOP new media consultant who has helped galvanize the party on Twitter, told CNN. He points to the success of hashtags – a popular way to keep track of a conversation – on Twitter. “#TCOT” (top conservatives on Twitter) has seen much more success on Twitter than “#P2 (progressives 2.0).
And truth be told, I believe that conservatives are winning the battle across the entire internet via blogging, social networking, videography, internet radio and grassroots organizing. Hundreds of grassroots organizations representing the conservative movement have formed during the 2008 Presidential campaign and in the months following Obama’s Inauguration Day. I myself have become much more politically active due to the conservative activity on the internet. And much more informed.