'The Revenge of the Obama Nerds'

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Jason Zengerle notes the Obama campaign is still spinning: “Instead of talking about how their guy won a second term by methodically defining — and demonizing — his buffoon of an opponent, they’re gushing about the ingenuity of their apps and algorithms.”

The Revenge of the Obama Nerds narrative does have the benefit of being true… In fact, the tech side was the only part of the Obama operation that could credibly be framed as a throwback to the old Hope and Change: Despite the slash-and-burn quality of the Obama reelection campaign as seen by America’s television viewers, the president’s 33 million Facebook fans ‘were experiencing a whole different campaign that was largely positive…’ And when you consider that Obama’s Facebook fans were themselves friends with 98 percent of Facebook users in the U.S… then the Obamanauts can plausibly argue that, for many Obama voters, maybe 2012 wasn’t that different from 2008 after all.

Even more important, the nerd narrative gives the Obamanauts hope for the future.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.