Monday, January 31, 2011

Liberals trump Tories on Twitter and Facebook, but Harper rules Google roost

Canadian politics are changing, 140 characters at a time.

Naheed Nenshi used the power of social media and the Internet to take him from fringe candidate to Mayor of Calgary last year, and Barack Obama used it to bring a new generation of voters to the U.S. ballot box in 2008. Handshaking, baby-kissing and television advertisements continue to be a part of politics, but the party that best uses social media in the next federal election could come out on top.

The rest of the article can be read on The Globe and Mail website.

Election ready, but election willing?

The New Democrats say they are ready for an election, but are they ready to topple the government?

You can also read my column in The Hill Times, though it does require a subscription.

I'll try to post about last week's Abacus Data poll this afternoon.