Over the past several days, I’ve been astonished at the response to my arrest at a Mitt Romney event in New Hampshire. Folks from around the country have written with offers of legal assistance, and the incident has sparked intense discussions around civil liberties and campaign tactics across the internet. It’s been tweeted thousands of times and shared on a variety of social networks even more. Here’s just a sampling of the coverage:
Huffington Post. (Over 1,300 comments!)
Buzzfeed again. (This time with comments from teh arresting officer.)
Nashua Telegraph. (The story made the front page of Saturday’s edition.)
CBS Boston. (The facts in this account are incorrect; I was never given a chance to speak to the owners of Gilchrist.)
Common Dreams. (Front page.)
DailyKos. (Thousands of shares, 400+ comments.)
DailyKos follow-up. (100+ comments.)
On January 15, I was a guest on AWOP (A World of Progress) Radio.
This site alone has received more than 25,000 unique visitors in the week since my arrest. And countless other blogs – across a variety of political positions – have reposted the story.
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I’ve spent the last week doing almost nothing other than responding to blog comments and trying to make sense of what all of this means. Many more thoughts to come on all of that.