For political junkies like me, this is Super Bowl week. If you haven’t noticed, the 2012 election is tomorrow. Yes. Tomorrow.
I’ve been loving all of the online / TV coverage of polls, events, speeches, fundraising, and pundits. And I’ve been just a little freaked out.
So. The Super Bowl analogy makes some sense. It’s a huge event that you look forward to for months and suddenly it’s here. Big watch party. Food. Other political junkies. The spouses of the political junkies who will be in the kitchen talking about something else. Just like the Super Bowl.
But the election is different in the sense that the event can be viewed in multiple places. (And the commercials aren’t nearly as funny.)
So the big question:
What do you watch and where do you watch it?
Here are seven great places to watch the election:
- Start with a couple of great articles about What to Look for on Election Day and Hour by Hour: What to Look for on Election Night.
- All of the big networks will have great coverage. It’s always fun to switch between “left,” “right,” and “neutral” networks. So spend time at MSNBC and Fox to get opposing views. Watch PBS and CNN for a more neutral perspectives. And watch C-SPAN for uber-neutral coverage.
- The New Your Times has a nice website with handy info.
- Nate Silver has a super nerdy statistical site with super nerdy insight.
- Huffington Post’s Pollster will have some nice coverage.
- Go figure. XBox actually has some nice election information.
- Real Clear Politics has great data and has some great links to news / polls.
Where are you watching the election?