The Best of Atlas: Our Favorite Posts of 2010 – Midas Mulligan
As we all pause to rest and recollect on the past year, your fellow Atlas writers would like to share with you our favorite posts of 2010.
Having been the first to offer my selection last year when we started choosing our “Best of Atlas” stories, John Galt asked me to once again be the first to deliver my favorite story of the year in a series that will include all of our contributors’ choices. We will also be including a poll for you to vote on your favorite story of 2010 shortly.
My choice for the Best of Atlas is, I believe, one of the most important events in our blog’s history. Of all the things that amazed me this year, our discussions and influences (however significant or insignificant) regarding the 13th Congressional race led to some of the most read stories we’ve ever featured.
However, no story compares with my colleague John Galt’s launch of our now infamous Atlas Poll before the 13th Congressional GOP primary asking readers to decide “who would be the most likely victor”: Mike Grimm or Michael Allegretti.
Mr. Grimm went on to win that poll, the primary and eventually the general election.
I recall Mr. Grimm’s campaign posting a link to this website on his Facebook page even asking average Joes to vote, and come they did. Tens of thousands visited Atlas to read our election coverage, and we were glad to join the ranks of other worthy blogs covering that important race.
I commend John Galt for the idea of the poll, which was very wise and fulfilled a need for an outlet online for GOPers seeking to express their opinion on the race.
For the results of the poll, click here.
This whole event, unprecedented in online politics in Brooklyn, certainly merits a place among the “Best of Atlas.”