Las Politicas de los Politicos
Hispanics are all the rage today, as far as politics are concerned. As the fastest-growing minority group, Hispanics are the focus of elections, consumer items, and the future as a whole. In general, they are considered a solidly Democratic voting bloc, but there are nuances to this view that come into play when talking about a Republican primary. Hispanic-Americans come from different...
Austin Here We Come! #SXSW
We’re just thrilled to be invited as a finalist in the SXSW Startup Accelerator. Thanks to everyone on the Votifi team and your hard work for the last 14 months to make it this far. And we look forward to meeting all the great people down in Austin. UPDATE: Our schedule at SXSW 1. TechCocktail StartLife Celebration When: March 10, 6:00 PM- 11:00 PM – Where: Stage on Sixth, 508 East 6th Street...
Social Media and Politics: Behind the Numbers
The impact of sites like Twitter and Facebook on elections is difficult to measure, in large part because metrics like “fans” and “followers” say very little about how ardent the support for a candidate might be among social media followers. It certainly doesn’t say anything about who among that follower base actually votes. Anyone can click the “like” or “follow” button, but might not care about...
The Health Care Debate
In a recent op-ed on Bloomberg.com, Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurant, Inc. (owner of the Carl’s, Jr. and Hardee’s fast food brands), spoke of the effects on job creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (referred to in the article as “Obamacare”). Puzder recounted his Congressional testimony from July 2011 on the subject and concluded that the PPACA would reduce his company’s...
Newt Gingrich is an Alien
Not according to us. Yesterday we were sitting around with the kids watching Men in Black. The first in the trilogy and, notwithstanding the language which made me question my parenting skills, a very funny movie. Early in the movie K is showing J who all the aliens are who reside on the planet earth. Lo and behold on the lower left screen is the then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. We here...
What Are We Seeing?
New Hampshire has come and gone and the primary maelstrom heads to the Palmetto State (S.C.) where given the absence of snow in the mountains makes some wish we could just go enjoy the beautiful beaches, good food and Darius Rucker music for a spell. That said, there is more afoot than t-shirts and shorts. There is a debate and a fight for the steering wheel for the 2012 vintage of the American...
Tim Tebow and the GOP
The first weekend of the New Year has now almost passed and as we sit down to night we know this: 1) College football is still being played and the BCS Championship will not be decided for another 27 hours 2) The NFL Playoffs have begun (more on this shortly); 3) Rick Santorum has proved relevant; and 4) the GOP presidential aspirants have held yet another debate. From where we sit there were no...