When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Election 2012

Published on Nov 1, 2012
A creative cartographical approach to election spending. This animated map is based on money spent by SuperPACs and other outside groups on presidential political ads between April 10th and October 10th 2012.

Post-Election Reading:


JD Supra Buzz! — JD Supra Weekend Reader: The 2012 Election Edition:

2012 Post-Election Analysis: A Narrowly Divided Electorate Has Spoken: How Will The President and The Congress Respond?

2012 Election Guide: A Guide to Changes in Congress

Favorite Quotes of Election 2012: 

Paul Ryan: “It would take me too long to go through all of the math.” (September 30, 2012)

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.""--Mitt Romney (May 17, 2012)

"Frankly, I was born with a silver spoon."--Mitt Romney (May 17, 2012)

"Those people I told you -- the 5 to 6 or 7 percent that we have to bring onto our side -- they all voted for Barack Obama four years ago. ... Because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they were wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he did bad things, that he's corrupt."--Mitt Romney (May 17, 2012)

"The private sector is doing fine"--Barack Obama (June 8, 2012)

'If you've got a business—you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--Barack Obama (July 13, 2012)

"They're going to put y'all back in chains."--Joe Biden (August 14, 2012)

Resources for the 2012 U.S. Election (November 6 , 2012):
Interactive Electoral College Map
Google Election Hub
Delegate Count

Rasmussen Polling
Zogby Polling
Polls (Real Clear Politics)
Polls (Politico)
Polls (The Hill)

2012 Election Map
CNN Election Map

YouTube Politics

Voter Info - polling places

Lookup your elected officials
9 digit zip code lookup
Candidates websites:

Dates for the three 2012 Presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and the date for the Vice Presidential debate--

First presidential debate:
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
University of Denver, Denver, CO

Vice presidential debate:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Centre College, Danville, KY

Second presidential debate (town meeting format):
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Third presidential debate:
Monday, October 22, 2012
Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL

Other resources:
CNN Electon Center
Financial Times
New York Times
Roll Call
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post

The Decay Of Lying: An Observation by Oscar Wilde: ". . . . Who wants to be consistent? The dullard and the doctrinaire, the tedious people who carry out their principles to the bitter end of action, to the reductio ad absurdum of practice. Not I. Like Emerson, I write over the door of my library the word 'Whim.' . . .
Live Streaming media (free):
aljazeera live

Links to other News Media


The Big Picture

Financial Crisis - The Telegraph

JohnTheCrowd.com | The Sailing Website

Craig Newmark - craigconnects