Vote for the Winner of the 2008 Political Blogging Scholarship

February 27th, 2008 by Amelia

So, What’s Your Choice?

Below are the 3 Finalists for the 2008 Political Blogging Scholarship. Voting will be closed on March 16th at midnight PST. Support your favorite blogger! Check out their blogs by following this post.

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    The best by a long shot.

    By Jake Stewart on February 27th, 2008


    Wow, this is a really cool thing to be chosen as a finalist for this scholarship. I hope all of you get a chance to stop by the Political Cartel and see what we are up to. Join in the conversation and feel free to leave comments!

    By David Manes on February 27th, 2008


    Jake is very well-informed and has a real interest in politics.

    By John Meyer on February 27th, 2008


    I’d like to vote for Jake McGuire.

    By Jake Abrams on February 27th, 2008


    It’s my honor and privilege to vote for David.
    Based on knowing him personally and spending time with him in a quite a few government classes in college, I can stand behind him and confirm that he is very well-read and intelligent American.

    Way to go, David.
    I’m glad to know sane people exist.

    By Krystle Boise on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes

    By Jeremy Watson on February 27th, 2008


    He would be a worthy winner!

    By Carl Mitchell on February 27th, 2008


    [...] Vote for Political Cartel. [...]

    By Vote for David (Part Deux) » Mark Elrod’s Lame-O Weblog on February 27th, 2008


    I couldn’t think of a more talented and driven person to win!!
    Good Luck, David!!

    By camille madison on February 27th, 2008


    [...] Here’s the link! [...]

    By Vote for the Cartel « TheChrisBerry on February 27th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By jlane on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes all the way

    By svanderburg on February 27th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By steff on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes

    By Michael on February 27th, 2008


    Jake is open-minded and tries to think things through rigorously. A clear winner.

    By Brian Hughes on February 27th, 2008


    My vote goes to David Manes.

    By amoore7 on February 27th, 2008


    Jake McGuire’s blog provides a solid look at current issues, and does it with some style and humor.

    By Benjamin Duranske on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes, all the way. We don’t always agree, but he always has well-researched insight to offer. I always enjoy reading his blog. :)

    By Laura on February 27th, 2008


    I am voting wholeheartedly for David Manes. I have never seen such an intelligent and thoughtful young man. He’s definitely going to make huge contributions to American society. I count myself fortunate to know him.

    By Steve on February 27th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes

    By mstrand on February 27th, 2008


    From reading all three blogs, it’s clear that Jake is the man. He’s passionate + well-reasoned. Now that’s the combination I like to see! Plus, he’s a Yalie. Let’s support the school that has given us Howard Dean, George Pataki, John Kerry, two Clintons and a Ford (Yale Law), and scads of Bushes. It would be downright unpatriotic to not give a bipartisan show of support to the pre-eminent political training ground for our nation’s leadership.

    By Search Engine Marketing Man on February 27th, 2008


    The Political Cartel. None of the other blogs really have any discussion going on.

    By miniman on February 27th, 2008


    I’m voting David Manes.

    By bmathews on February 27th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By Joshua Bakke on February 27th, 2008


    I’d like to vote for David Manes – Political Cartel thrives in an environment that needs it.

    By Jenny T5 on February 27th, 2008


    Jake McGuire is an honorable, driven, intelligent, and all around great guy. His passion for open political discourse is matched only by his wonderful character. He deserves to win, hands down. Good luck Jake!

    By WTS on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes

    By Anonymous on February 27th, 2008


    Jake is an amazing political thinker and writer. I think the (R) after his name doesn’t fully capture his wide-ranging passion and knowledge; the Republican party has forgotten its roots of small government and the attainability of the American dream. People like Jake remind us what it means to be an American, and why the dream of the frontier ought never to be forgotten.

    By L. Matzke on February 27th, 2008


    David Manes for President of the United States!

    By TheChrisBerry on February 27th, 2008


    I am putting all my faith and trust into this vote – for David Manes. He has a real passion for politics and can really tell it like it is. Good luck to you, David! You deserve this.

    By alynanne on February 28th, 2008


    Good luck to David!!!

    By Pearl Bingman on February 28th, 2008


    I like Anthonys balance.

    By chuck on February 28th, 2008


    Jake’s constant drive and hard work really pays off when you see his blog. His passion and dedication cannot go unnoticed. His informative skills, unsurprisingly, have received national news exposure and his coverage of Yale Sex Week is a must-read for every college student.

    By Justin Berk on February 28th, 2008


    Manes

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By theharpsyturtle on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By enazer on February 28th, 2008


    David Manes

    By Chase on February 28th, 2008


    David’s blog always gives me something to think about. It’s good to know we have such deep thinkers entering the world of public service.

    By Lisa on February 28th, 2008


    Jake’s where it’s at. Neither of the other guys has anywhere near as fresh a take on politics. This guy is one of the best examples of the dissenting minority: a conservative at Yale University.

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    There once was a blogger named Jake

    Who wanted more money to make,

    So he read lots of books

    Riled up left-wing kooks

    Won this contest, went out and bought steak.

    By Swimming Gear on February 28th, 2008


    vote for jake mcguire

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    David Manes is the man.

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    Jake gets my vote. Congratulations on achieving such strong political vision at a young age!

    By Smart on February 28th, 2008


    David Manes is one of the smartest, hard-working and civic-minded people that I know. His interest in improving the world around him is reflected in his excellent blog. Good luck, David!

    By Karie on February 28th, 2008


    My vote is for Jake McGuire.

    By David Wagner on February 28th, 2008


    Jake’s blog is clearly the best one!

    By carrollrenee on February 28th, 2008


    I would like to vote for David Manes, please.

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    David Manes.

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By JDW on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    Go David!

    By Adrienne on February 28th, 2008


    David Palmer will win he represents the people

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    David has incredible insight, and his blog is both informative and entertaining. He gets my vote.

    By Sara on February 28th, 2008


    Very lucid comments. I’m voting for David.

    By Daniel Adams on February 28th, 2008


    Manes is the MAN.

    By MomInStands on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for DAVID MANES!

    By NTT on February 28th, 2008


    Mr. McGuire’s

    By Jack O'Connor on February 28th, 2008


    Go Jake my vote is for you.

    By Tara Howard on February 28th, 2008


    Writing the kind of blog that David (et. al.) write at HU is no small task.

    It’s a liberal blog in a ultra-conservative world.

    Rock on Cartel.

    By ME on February 28th, 2008


    I would have supported Jake McGuire had he known that Alan Keyes was running for President. As it stands, he came off as woefully uninformed.

    By Yalie on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for Jake McGuire! Go Jake! Mrs. Catron

    By Pam Catron on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for Anthony Palmer because his comments are well-written and show a mature, thoughtful point of view. His writing considers opposing viewpoints and risks stepping out of the mainstream to politely refute them factual points and honorable opinion.

    By reader1 on February 28th, 2008


    GO DAVID!

    By Jane! on February 28th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes.

    By Rachel G on February 28th, 2008


    [...] Want to see the current results of the vote for the political blogger scholarship?  Go here and vote for David Manes.  Once you submit you vote,  the site will display the results for you. [...]

    By Do Schools Breed Blogs of Opposite Ideologies? « TheChrisBerry on February 28th, 2008


    What a great scholarship opportunity!

    Good luck!!

    By Carlos Bulling on February 28th, 2008


    Go David Manes!

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    Dave Manes deserves it…after all this is a passion. I vote for him every opportunity I get…and I really really think he should go for Presidency someday.

    By Anonymous on February 28th, 2008


    I would like to vote for David Manes.

    By Jennifer on February 28th, 2008


    my vote goes to Jake McGuire

    By Mary Vincent on February 28th, 2008


    I’m voting for David Manes!

    By Lena on February 29th, 2008


    If we would like to speak about dissenting minorities I would love to bring the name David Manes into the picture. David is a liberal Democrat at a conservative faith-based college in the state that chose Mike Huckabee as it’s leader for two terms. This is not easy at all. It is extremely difficult to be bombarded with opposing ideas in classes (as I’m sure Mr. McGuire also experiences at Yale), but it is even more difficult when at times it is insinuated that by taking a certain stance you are disowning your faith. Knowing David personally, I know that he is a person who doesn’t let a campus that sometimes likes to ignore the wall between church and state intimidate him or lower his personal standards in political discourse. David Manes always invites discussion and seeks to develop a mutually beneficial relationship out of everyone he comes into contact with, rather than simply debating them due to disagreement. I feel David exemplifies the way that being a minority causes you to seriously contemplate every aspect of your beliefs, developing you into a better scholar and better person. I also feel that Political Cartel portrays all of these aspects of David in an unabashed way, especially David’s love of discussion. For this reason I David Manes gets my vote and hopefully yours as well.

    By PRB on February 29th, 2008


    I vote for David Manes. I truly believe that someday he will be the president of the United States and I can guarantee he wants this more than anyone. The evidence is clear in his writing.

    By Jessica W on February 29th, 2008


    I vote for Jake!!

    By Mari on February 29th, 2008


    David Manes!

    By Anonymous on February 29th, 2008


    Jake is articulate and wise beyond his years. I’m thrilled that conservatives lives among (some of) the youth of America!

    By Jill Kaminski on February 29th, 2008


    Oops — typo!
    I’m thrilled that CONSERVATISM lives among (some of) our young people!

    By Jill Kaminski on February 29th, 2008


    Jake!!!

    By Lindsey on February 29th, 2008


    Anthony Palmer gets my well-seasoned vote, as his research and perspective bring us a mature read worthy of respect in opinion. (I do similar grassroots advocacy as a fisheries columnist, writer, blogger fighting Alaskan corruption with others, too.) All of these folks are serving as citizen-warriors in a society where nothing short of paying full attention will bring us back our representative republic. Glad to see Obama is understood. Fair skies, good political winds…

    By Stephen Taufen on February 29th, 2008


    This is already way more comments than there were for the scholarship last year. I checked – there were only 35 for that entire competition. There are over 70 in the first couple of days in this one! That is pretty exciting!

    By David Manes on February 29th, 2008


    Great job, David Manes!

    By Kelsey on February 29th, 2008


    Anthony Palmer should be the one to be choosen. I respect not only his political view points but also his gentleness.

    By Shiro on February 29th, 2008


    David Manes is a gentleman and a scholar…

    By Keith on March 1st, 2008


    David Manes. Duh.

    By Tyler J on March 1st, 2008


    Ofcource I vote for Anthony.
    Go Anthony !

    By TOM on March 1st, 2008


    David Manes – Fired up and ready to go!

    By Barack Obama on March 1st, 2008


    David Banes is definitely not dumb or anything, but Jake is just outstanding! His work on the Yale Free Press blog is further evidence.

    By Anonymous on March 1st, 2008


    I vote for Anthony Palmer because he represents the future blogger: those experts from diverse backgrounds who prefer not lean from one side or another. It’s a balanced approach.

    Secondly, not only are the posts well written, but they are EXTREMELY well researched. You will not find one unsubstantiated fact in his comments. He even balances his resources. He does not favor CNN or Fox over the Washington Post or New York Times. He tries to pull in everyone.

    Lastly, have you read what this guy’s life has been? Japan? Germany? Bi-lingual? Duke? Sorry. Neither of the other guys can boost such a unique background. That’s what we need in the political blog world: different perspectives.

    Mr. Palmer, you have my vote.

    By Reginald Williams on March 1st, 2008


    You should vote for Jake
    We think his mom is great
    She raised him right
    To not give up a fight

    Good Luck from the Red, White & Blue
    CHS loves you.

    By Lea on March 1st, 2008


    Good luck Jake!

    By Lea on March 1st, 2008


    David Manes is a member of the North Hills church of Christ, of which my husband have been members for over 35 years. David is a fine, Christian young man, much deserving of this award. He is a great example of what young Christian men should me.

    By Mary Louise Hite on March 2nd, 2008


    Anthony Palmer is the most astute political blogger I’ve read.

    By Ross on March 2nd, 2008


    I’ve been to all three and Anthony’s is the best. The Seven-Ten is the most insightful and non-partisan blog I’ve ever been to, and it’s the first place I check for political news. Go Anthony!

    By TMo on March 2nd, 2008


    After reading the three finalists, while the other two blogs are very thoughtful and intelligent, it seems the clear choice is Jake McGuire. He’s not afraid to say what needs to be said, even if it’s unpopular, and support it with a well-reasoned argument. Best of luck to Mr. McGuire!!

    By Adam R. Solomon on March 2nd, 2008


    Congrats Anthony, kep up the good work, even all the way from OH! Canada you have support. GO OBAMA!!!! Hialary or Edwards for Veep.

    By William L. Scott on March 2nd, 2008


    As a fan of true balance and critical thinking, I’m happy to vote for Anthony. Got my fingers crossed!

    By JFH on March 2nd, 2008


    In support of Jake- a promising student whom I am pleased has continued the journey for knowledge and truth and is striving to utilize his intelligence and passion in service of others.

    By Mr. Lehnus on March 2nd, 2008


    Way to go, David.

    By Anonymous on March 2nd, 2008


    Anthony, best of luck to you!

    By Duane Levi on March 2nd, 2008


    I vote for Jake.

    By jp on March 3rd, 2008


    A friend pointed me in the direction of David Manes at Political Cartel. Not knowing what to expect from a blogger based at a school that was had a well-earned reputation in my own youth as the heartbeat of ultra right-wing political and religious narrow-mindedness, I was skeptical. Glad I checked him out. David’s writing is both thoughtful and balanced, while skilfully presenting his own ideological arguments. David, I hope you win!

    By Charlie Crow on March 3rd, 2008



    Anthony is arguably the sanest voice in political commentary anywhere on the blogosphere. He wrestles with real issues, engages in real debate, and promotes real thinking. He deserves a wider audience.

    By Deacon Tim on March 3rd, 2008


    We need more independent thinkers. Anthony does a great job.

    By larry on March 3rd, 2008


    Jake McGuire is excellent.

    By MFC on March 3rd, 2008


    [...] March 3, 2008 by notverybright Fellow S.C. blogger Anthony Palmer needs your help. He’s been nominated for a scholarship to be awarded to a political blogger.  Go here to vote for Anthony. [...]

    By The 7-10 « Not Very Bright on March 3rd, 2008


    I would like to vote for David Manes. Great blog!

    By Anna on March 3rd, 2008


    Great job, Jake.

    By Tara Henderson on March 3rd, 2008


    Davis Manes gets my vote.

    By Anonymous on March 3rd, 2008


    Good luck David! You’re goin’ all the way!

    By Jeff Manes on March 3rd, 2008


    I would like to vote for Anthony Palmer.

    By Yoko Yamamoto on March 3rd, 2008


    David Manes.

    By April Long on March 4th, 2008


    david manes

    By alan elrod on March 4th, 2008


    [...] David is a fellow blogger, Harding man and overall good guy who runs a very good blog called Political Cartel which I read and have linked to for sometime now. In fact, he’s done such a good job that now he’s a finalist for the 2008 Political Blogging Scholarship from College Scholarships.org. [...]

    By Ocular Fusion » Blog Archive » Vote For David Maines on March 4th, 2008


    I vote for Jake McGuire!

    By Sue Young on March 4th, 2008


    I vote for Jake

    By Vanessa on March 4th, 2008


    Anthony has one of the most interesting, curious and intelligent minds of anyone I know.
    I wish him well.

    By Sally Young on March 4th, 2008


    I vote for Anthony…a trailblazer

    By Eddie on March 4th, 2008


    I would like to vote for Jake McGuire

    By Mary Park on March 4th, 2008


    David gets my vote hands down!

    By Ryan on March 4th, 2008


    Whom does an American leader become?
    There is influence in Japan.

    It is precise, and the analysis of Anthony is exciting.

    Who is a leader for the world to become peaceful?

    I ask! American nation and Anthony.

    By Narita on March 5th, 2008


    Way to go David…good luck…Nina

    By Nina on March 5th, 2008


    good luck anthony!

    By Anonymous on March 5th, 2008


    voting for David

    By Brandon on March 5th, 2008


    Anthony, for sure. A genius.

    By Allison on March 5th, 2008


    Anthony Palmer gets my vote. His blog is always insightful. You can tell how much thought and focus went into every single post. While I usually agree with his analysis, he goes one step further in the thorough way he presents his ideas.

    By Steve Johnson on March 6th, 2008


    I have no reservations about giving Anthony Palmer my vote. He is admirably articulate and distinctive. I wish him lots of success!

    By Tala Ono on March 6th, 2008


    David Manes:best choice

    By Jeff Manes on March 7th, 2008


    I love anthony’s blog. It has so much in it that I have not seen on other blogs. for example, he wrote something on Obama’s Blackness. I thought it was amazing. Never read anything like that.

    By Larry Stevenson on March 7th, 2008


    Anthony,
    Great to hear about your blog. I wish you the best.
    Come by to see us at SCATP sometime.
    EE

    By Evelyn Evans on March 7th, 2008


    One of my friend’s sent me the link to Anthony’s blog. I never read a blog on politics before, but this was great. He really knows how explain things in a intellectual way.

    I’m going to keep reading. I hope you win, anthony!!!

    By Shar'maine on March 7th, 2008


    Palmer is a formidable political thinker. Wow…

    By DonnyImani on March 8th, 2008


    Obama, Clinton, and McCanin need to hire Anthony. He does a kick-butt job pointing out the good/bad about all candidates.

    I just like how he doesnot go either way party-wise. Really nice to see somebody like that.

    By Anonymous on March 8th, 2008


    I would like to vote for Jake McGuire.

    By Kathleen Orndorff on March 10th, 2008


    I vote for Jake

    By Kevin on March 10th, 2008


    I think it is odd that Anthony, who is a full-time teacher who is 31 years old is competing with two real college students. After all, he graduated from his undergraduate school almost a decade ago. It just seems a little unfair.

    By Michael on March 15th, 2008


    We think David Manes is the best prospect!

    Betty and Evan Ulrey

    By Betty Ulrey on March 16th, 2008


    Cast my vote for David Manes (even though he is a Democrat)

    By Paul on March 16th, 2008


    David Manes deserves the vote!

    By Jeannie Werner on March 16th, 2008


    sry, I vote for David Manes.

    By sarah on March 17th, 2008


    I am voting for Anthony Palmer.

    By Tiffany on March 17th, 2008


    I truly believe that there is no limit on how much education one wishes to obtain and the means to get financial assistance. Race, sex, religion, and age should not matter. Every penny helps and contest like this one should be applauded. Why deny someone else the opportunity to achieve a higher level of education with financial assistance? I found it somewhat odd that two of the bloggers are the sole contributors while another has four people contributing to it. Congrats to the winner! You deserve it.

    By No Limit on Education on March 17th, 2008


    I see some very disrespectful comments on this page about Mr. Palmer winning. Some comments suggest that he unfairly won because he’s “a 31 year old full-time teacher.” It is quite amazing how people believe that just because you are not an undergraduate that financial aid or any other scholarship awards not needed.

    I think we should be happy for whoever won the award. This kind of nipping at the winner’s heals smacks of the same kind of Criticism that Clinton launches toward Obama because she’s in second place, not in first place.

    By Reginald Williams on March 17th, 2008


    Congratulations to Anthony. He maintains a very impressive blog and did a remarkable job getting out the vote for the contest. This whole event was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it.

    By David Manes on March 17th, 2008


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