A week ago Sunday evening I had the opportunity to speak with Tamara Jackson on my radio show. Tamara is an active blogger and user of social media networks for the Conservative Cause. Her website is read by hundreds of conservatives on a daily basis. (www.tribblenews.com) She is an avid tweeter and Facebook user. She encourages all those in the conservative movement to engage in social media daily. Since early 2010, I have been spreading the exact same message. For the Conservatives to win, it is critical that we use social media to our advantage. Social media consists of multiple elements such as blogs, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
You may be reading this and asking yourself “Why is social media so important for conservatives?” This is a question that many people have asked me over the years and I believe I have finally formulated a definite answer.
In 2008, Barack Obama’s campaign launched one of the most effective strategies to win an election: they used social media. Obama’s campaign launched their own social network for supporters to be involved and connect with each other. Additionally, Barack Obama had an active Facebook account and was receiving fans daily. Twitter also played a major part in winning the 2008 election. Unfortunately, Sen. John McCain’s campaign was lagging behind in the social media craze. The campaign was still sending out letters by mail, making boring campaign calls, and spending way too much money on television advertising, which people fast-forward through anyway. McCain’s campaign was outdated and ineffective. He simply failed to connect with people in the technology demographic, and therefore lost the election.
In 2009, Conservatives got smart! Not only was the tea party successful in driving the conservative movement, the Conservatives also took over social media. Ordinary, everyday conservatives suddenly became well-known bloggers and journalists. Conservative home-grown radio shows were taking over the podcastsphere. Even teenage conservatives such as myself have become feared among the liberal establishment and we’re not going anywhere. This my friends, is what I call the Conservative 2.o Movement. People now trust the independent voice of Conservative 2.0 to get their news, and more importantly, the truth. The mainstream media hates us. They hate us because they know we are more effective than they are. And they have tried to destroy bloggers such as Andrew Brietbart, Matt Drudge, my friend Hugh Hewitt and others. They have not and will not succeed. Viewership of mainstream news networks such as CBS, ABC, and NBC, has dropped to an all-time low.
Bottom line, The Conservative 2.o Movement is here and we are more powerful and more journalistic than the #MSM (mainstream media) which has been hijacked by the radical left, ever will be!