If there's ever an occasion to have a one night stand on Twitter, this is it. It's the night of the 2012 Presidential Election, and a few key people are sure to have something to say as the evening unfolds. Here's a look at the names we'll be checking over the next few hours. Try them out, and—who knows—you might just stick with them for the next four years.
The blogger behind the New York Times' polling blog FiveThirtyEight @fivethirtyeight is a preternatural political soothsayer.
IMPORTANT: That we have Obama as a ~90% favorite does NOT mean we're predicting a landslide. We expect a close election.— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) November 6, 2012
Columnist for the Washington Post and Bloomberg View, @ezraklein runs the left-leaning Wonkblog.
Don’t get fooled again: Wonkblog’s guide to watching the exit polls: washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-kle…— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 6, 2012
One of the most influential conservative print and online columnists in the U.S., @michellemalkin has been covering politics for two decades.
Sunlight = best disinfectant. Ballot box = ultimate sanitizer. #ElectionDay2012— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 6, 2012
Reporter for Buzzfeed Politics and Newsweek/Daily Beast alum, McKay Coppins puts out a nice mix of his own newsy tweets and sharp reactions.
Ron Paul, on CNN, says it doesn't matter who wins: "I assume the victor today will be the status quo."— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 6, 2012
Anthony de Rosa
One of the fastest aggregators online, @AntDeRosa is a one-stop shop for news.
The business and economics correspondent for Slate, @MattYglesias delivers a ton of information with an irreverent slant.
Think of how much we could boost middle class Ohioans’ income by legalizing vote selling.— Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) November 6, 2012
The economics policy reporter for the New York Times, @AnnieLowrey is like a polite guest making your Twitter stream smart without cluttering it with traffic.
Britons! Will be on BBC Newsnight this evening, translating American electoral politics into...English?— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) November 5, 2012
Erin Gloria Ryan
Jezebel's @morninggloria is not an exclusively political writer—she's just brilliant over 140 characters or 1,000 words.
Fox News exit polls are really just a thermometer shoved down Donald Trump's pants.— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) November 6, 2012
If you're going to have a politician in the mix, it might as well be the best one on Twitter—Iowa Senator @ChuckGrassley will not disappoint.
Test— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) November 3, 2012
Come on. It's @SHAQ. It's worth following.
A FIRM HANDSHAKE CAN DETERMINE DEMEANOR, THE FIRMER THE HANDSHAKE THE MORE YOU EXUBERATE THE POWERS WITHINDR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D— SHAQ (@SHAQ) October 19, 2012
Who did we miss?
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