“This is Tumblr’s moment. It’s almost equivalent to when Truman realized that he could address the nation directly on television to make a presidential address – here’s a new form of media to reach an audience.
Gregory Galant, as quoted in For pols, Tumblr is trending - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com
OK this may be a bit of an overstatement but it’s nice to see Tumblr’s significance in the political space acknowledged outside of the election media frenzy. Watch this space, more good things to come!
Will President Obama’s second cabinet have less women and minorities than his first one? That’s becoming increasingly more likely with this week’s selection of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department.
Does Obama need us to send him a binder full of women? For a team that’s already been criticized as being too insular - not to mention an administration that put women’s issues and immigration at the top of its reelection agenda - the exodus of women from the cabinet and the influx of white male insiders is discouraging, to say the least.