CNN’s E-lection Nite Blog Party

I’ll be blogging from a DC coffee house starting around 4 Eastern as part of a CNN’s “E-lection Nite Blog Party.” (See how they have the clever homage to the kids there with the intentional misspelling of “night” and the pun on E as in electronic? Very hip!) Here’s the lowdown:

On Election Night, Tuesday, November 7th, CNN is hosting prominent bloggers from across the country – and across the ideological spectrum – to Washington, D.C. to watch returns, blog alongside one another, and share political insights during its live election coverage. Parts of the event will be streamed live on CNN Pipeline and from time to time broadcasted live on CNN’s televised Election Night coverage starting at 7 PM E.T. Blogging begins at 4 PM and may continue into the early morning hours.

I can’t imagine I’ll be staying until the early morning hours but I’ll be there until we have a pretty good idea who’ll be running the Senate next year or I get too tired to care.

Others participating that I know of:

Not so exclusive when you list them all like that! I doubt we’ll get much air time but it should be an interesting gathering. I’ve met several of these people, since it’s a DC Metro-centric crowd, but haven’t had the pleasure in other cases. (And, frankly, haven’t even heard of a couple others. The blogosphere’s mighty big these days.)

And, no, the CNN banner ad is unrelated to my participation in the event. They followed MSNBC’s lead in buying up lots of blog ad space to tout their election coverage.

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  4. Triumph says:

    (See how they have the clever homage to the kids there with the intentional misspelling of “night” and the pun on E as in electronic? Very hip!)

    I can’t imagine anything more boring to watch on TV!! A bunch of people sitting around typing into their computers!

    These CNN people are pretty desperate for viewers.

    CNN is hosting prominent bloggers from across the country – and across the ideological spectrum – to Washington, D.C.

    Are they paying you guys for this–or compensating for travel? If Begalia gets compensated for his analysis, surely you guys deserve something!

  5. James Joyner says:

    They’re paying travel expenses and lodging for out-of-towners. I could get reimbursed for cab fare but have elected to drive and bear the parking expenses on my own rather than fill out a bunch of paperwork. There are free eats, although that’s less attractive than it was fifteen or so years ago.

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  7. My voting suggestions says:

    I’m not familiar with the ideologies of a few people on that list, but as for the rest, why did CNN chose only people who are more or less Dem or GOP partisans? Is that all they understand, or all they want to present?

  8. James Joyner says:

    How many prominent bloggers–or pundits, generally–aren’t identifiably partisan?

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  10. James,

    My advice is to get a bunch of props then do bad impressions of historical figures (Napoleon and Churchill come to mind). Have some quotes that go with the prop (e.g. The GOP has met its Waterloo, The GOP has just begun to fight on the beaches, in the streets, etc). Guarantee you will get more face time. Especially if you apply alcohol internally.

  11. I seem to have forgot to include my URL in the previous comment, but hopefully I fixed it this time.

    As for the answer to the question, here’s an example: how many bloggers on that panel have vigorously opposed Bush’s immigration stance? I’m only aware of one (La Shawn Barber). Perhaps CNN could have found people with a bit more independence rather than those who tend to hew to the party line.