2010 Mid-Terms from a local view
We’re a large country, and all politics are local. The media, be it the Old Guard or the local radio news or the bloggers, are much more national thanks to search engines and more people searching for news on the internet instead of on their local news shows.
So here’s a proposal for an experiment: I’d like to understand these races and the results from the point of view of the voters who are there, who have skin in the game and have to make the decision, rather than from talking heads and professional reporters. I’d also like this to be here, where it does not interrupt Lex’s main blog, and where it doesn’t matter if it takes a few hours or days to moderate.
What I think would be a useful format is to start each reply post with your state, followed by city or district in the House. For example, mine will start “SD – At Large” since I have only one Representative. Somebody from Iowa might start it “IA – District 1″ and so on. Reply under those state headings, so one can quickly scroll down to IA or SD and find the details from the locals.
This promises to be a historic election across the nation. It will be interesting in two years time to return to this page and compare and contrast.
Lex? This is your house. What do you think?