Tag Archives: Politics

Proposition 8: When asked to do the improbable, some achieve the seemingly impossible

2008 – California Proposition 8: Ban on Gay Marriage Yes – 5,376,424 (52%) No – 4,870,010 (48%) 2000 – California Proposition 22:Ban on recognition of same sex marriages Yes – 61.4% No – 38.6% That’s a near 10% swing in 8 years against one of the largest coordinated campaigns by out of state influences.  California… Read More »

Prediction for the The 2008 October Surprise

Here’s my prediction for the 2008 October Surprise.  First, the lead up. Sarah Palin’s speech where she mentions her eldest son, Track. Play by Play Timeline 15 seconds into the clip: Date check September 11, 2007, Track enlists. 48 seconds into the clip: Date check September 11, 2008, Track’s unit goes to Iraq. In the… Read More »

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Disengagement in the New Media

Image via Wikipedia I spent the morning at a seminar on politics and technology where noticable by the absence was the technology, and present by the ministerial load was the politics. Three observations of the session 1. Senator Joe Hockey plays a character in Parliament.  Given he registered his own namespace domain name in 1996,… Read More »

Political Marketing, Kevin07 and the media

A short time ago, in an electorate quite nearby, there was an election. A small matter, and one which Andrew Hughes and I spent a good deal of time watching, analysing and trying to write up to meet a series of deadlines around the same time as the vote was on. The end results of… Read More »

2008 Federal Budget Speech

Second analysis of the budget using tag clouds, after key phrases have been coded so that “1.8 per cent per year per child per family” style phrases didn’t make ‘per’ the most common word. additional announce australia australian budget build care challenges child commitments cost deliver earnings economic economy education families finance fiveyears fouryears fund… Read More »