Wednesday night, I got a call from Mike Casey who, along with his buddy Jason Corley, has started a new site, Conservative Political Report, that you really ought to check out.
I haven't talked to Jason yet, but if he's half as smart as Mike, then between them they've got more IQ points than the combined cast of "The View" (except Elizabeth Hasselbeck).
Smart guys and a smart site. Basically, Mike and Jason have created on their own hook what I've heard dozens of GOP "online activists" say we need, but nobody ever bothered to build: A state-by-state, election-by-election, issue-by-issue political news aggregator for conservatives.
One of the stories I found there (in the "Campaigns and Candidates" category) was about the crowded field for next year's Alabama gubernatorial race. At the April 15 Tea Party down there, I had a chance to meet one of the GOP candidates, Tim James. So it was good to have a place where I could find a story analyzing all the candidates in both parties.
I will now be bombarded with complaints from people saying, "Hey, what about our site?" If there is something else out there like this, fine -- link yourself in the comments, and link us at your site (where you'll denounce us in fine Rule 4 fashion), and we'll all have ourselves a grand old linkfest. But I like the way Mike and Jason have taken the initiative, instead of sitting around waiting for somebody to give 'em a zillion dollars in funding.
By the way: I know that Red State, Net Right Nation and some other sites are working in this direction, and that's cool. There needs to be more collaboration and networking going on among conservatives.
Cut-throat rivalries are fine for business, but at some level, politics requires cooperation. These two guys have a good idea, and deserve support and encouragement for Conservative Political Report.
UPDATE: Thanks to Marie Osmond's lesbian daughter for catching the typo. ("Give a man a Google bomb, and he'll have traffic for a day. Teach a man to Google-bomb . .")
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