A lively post-election debate has sprung up in conservative circles — about the conservative media. It's asking if Republicans were well-served by their favorite pundits and bloggers who were insisting that they would win on Election Day. Former Governor Mitt Romney was reported to have been so certain of a victory on Tuesday night, that he didn't even draft a concession speech.
As the election season ends, so does the ad season. With millions spent and zillions of spots, do any ads stand out as memorable? Did they sway any voters? What does Madison Avenue say about their effectiveness and what makes an ad stick in the mind?
Newspapers have long endorsed political candidates on their editorial pages, but in this election, the practice of political endorsements has been met with some criticism. So far, 17 national newspapers have chosen not to endorse either candidate on the presidential ballot.
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