Bloggerissimus Dan Collins of POWIP, who twitters under the name of vermontaigne, somehow got our number and enlisted us in his "Island of Misfit Bloggers." As we twittered at the news, "No one ever called me a misfit blogger before. Shall we just have a cigarette on it?"
"Ooh, I can't stand it. Ooh, it's my stomach. I haven't felt this awful since we saw that Ronald Reagan film." You know the feeling. You didn't make the cut even as some of your best buddies are sitting pretty. We don't want to talk about it, but since you asked, here lie four former friends amongst Matt Lewis's "Top 25 Conservatives on Twitter," each well deserved even as we eat our "importance of being noticed" heart out:
@MelissaTweets -- While many conservative writers, politicians and activists have wisely leveraged Twitter to advance their ongoing efforts, the medium seems to have propelled Melissa Clouthier to our attention. To be sure, Clouthier is also a good blogger and podcaster, but this mom (who also runs a part-time chiropractic practice) has Tweeted her way into conservative opinion leader status.
@Cubachi -- We don't know Jennifer's last name, but we do know her Twitter handle, "Cubachi," relates to her Cuban/Chinese heritage. Jennifer exercises an outsized influence on Twitter, due to her ongoing conversations with other prominent conservatives. Jennifer is prolific on Twitter, and this includes her coverage of events like American Idol and the World Cup. Non-conservatives who think conservatives are boring old white men who only talk about policy would find following Cubachi to be an enlightening experience.
@rsmccain -- Robert Stacy McCain has aptly been described as "the conservative Hunter S. Thompson." Now imagine if Hunter Thompson was on Twitter!
@danriehl -- Most notable for his willingness to call-out powerful conservatives, Dan Riehl blogs at Riehl World View. In Riehl's world, no one -- from RedState's Erick Erickson to National Review -- is above questioning.
Crossposted at Riehl World View and Liberty Pundits.
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