This just came in over the proverbial transom: basic social media numbers on several politicians being mentioned as potential Romney Vice Presidential picks. These data were compiled by experienced digital marketer Al DiGuido, about whom you can learn more at AlDiGuido.com. Note that Marco Rubio leads the pack, for what it’s worth — as we’ve seen here more than once, raw numbers about Twitter and Facebook are no predictor of electoral success. And of course, these are simply follower numbers, which give you no hint of how someone actually uses the channels. Also note Biden’s equivalent standing, included for comparison.
Good times on internet radio last night: I sat down with the FDH Lounge’s Rick Morris for one of our occasional political bull sessions. Rick’s a self-proclaimed “paleo-conservative” and I’m a bit of a Lefty, but we always have great time tossing ideas around. Last night was no exception: we covered topics ranging from the politics of Obama’s gay marriage support to the changing demographics of North Carolina to the effect of Romney’s Mormonism on evangelical voters, with plenty more in between. Check out the audio below, and I hope Rick and I can reconnect a few more times before Election Day rolls around. Also see Rick’s recent blog post, How the anti-left killed the right, which we discussed at length.