Obama is now operating with the technical advantages of a permanent campaign, including history’s largest email list, and the political advantages of incumbency, which traditionally draws business interests and favor-seekers to the candidate. Aides have long anticipated that muscle and technical prowess, combined with fear of a Republican takeover, will replace inspiration in keeping the campaign fundraising on track.
Watch Jon Huntsman speak Chinese — we can’t get enough! (via)
14. If someone questions the relevance of the Iowa caucuses, 1 Drink
15. If someone is broadcasting from or being interviewed in a pizzeria or coffee shop, 2 Drinks
“Down to earth, true conservative”
—Ross, explaining in 5 words or less why he is supporting Rick Santorum
More Rick Santorum buzz:
It’s the final Friday of 2011, so let’s make #2012questions trend on Twitter. Andrew W.K. agrees.
Here are some links about Republican candidates: