Tonight, as the election returns from voting in the California Primary come dribbling in, OB Ragsters Doug Porter and Frank Gormlie will be joining CityBeat in blogging live results. (San Diego City Beat is a liberal weekly magazine with an online presence.)
The OB Rag bloggers will balance out the panel of political pundits as it includes conservatives, centrists, and others somewhere on the local political spectrum. (CityBeat considers itself “progressive” – yet they advocated “no” on Prop B [term limits for County sups] and “Yes” on Prop D [strong mayor].)
Here is the press release for the event:
At SDVotes.com, San Diego CityBeat will be blogging live results from Golden Hall’s election central Tuesday night and gauging the impact with a panel of some of the wittiest political minds from the right, left and center.
We’ll have video and photos and tweets from the scenes and we’ll even twist a few politicians’ arms to make them come sit down and live blog with it us.* This is an experiment, but it will rock. Readers shouldn’t be surprised if it spirals into chaos—as any good election night does.
Here’s what SDRostra.com says about SDVotes.com:
“We may be Center-Right, the folks at CityBeat may like to call themselves Progressives.… Yet, we can all agree that it would be way cool to provide some real time, high-tech election analysis, discussion, and good-natured smack to our respective readers on Tuesday night. Which IS pretty progressive, if not in the philosophical sense.
“Plus, they asked us. Which we thought was pretty cool as well.”
If you have no clue what we’re talking about, just show up at SDVotes.com sometime after 6 pm. on June 8. You’ll figure it out quick enough. (Logging in to comment is easy: Just type your name or use the Twitter or Facebook login.)
Hosts: Justin McLachlan and Dave Maass
Featured guests include:
» Carl Luna, USD / San Diego Mesa College , Political Lunacy
» Chris Crotty, Crotty Consulting
» Doug Porter, and Frank Gormlie, OBRag.org
» Barry Jantz, Flash Report / SDRostra.com
» Gayle “Libertarian Lass” Falkenthal, Falcon Valley Group
» Paul M. Bowers, School District Wonk
With appearances from CityBeat editor David Rolland, voiceofsandiego.org writer Liam Dillon and maybe even Undercover Gover, whoever the anonymous political blogger may be.
Plus readers, tweeters and any politician or player we can grab at Golden Hall.
For more information: Dave Maass – firstname.lastname@example.org