The best Instagrams and Instagrammers of #Decision2012
By almost all accounts, Instagram was the hot app of 2011. The simple and beautiful photo sharing app has gained more users than foursquare (just over 15 million) in a little more than one year and has been embraced by amateur photogs, celebrities and journalists alike.
Instagram has been used in particularly interesting ways to coverage the presidential campaign over the past year. Personally, I have found Instagram photos from the trail to be the most interesting pieces of content of the entire campaign. Instagram allows reporters, staffers, candidates and supporters to add color to a campaign that can sometimes come off as colorless in tweets, blog posts and TV.
So as we head into the final stretch before Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses, I thought I would share some of my favorite Instagram photos up until this point in the campaign and provide a helpful list of Instagrammers on the ground in the early states for you to follow.
@anthonynbcnews: In Indianola @RickSantorum displays a new, red sweater vest. @FearRicksVest #decision2012
@timotoole: Going door-to-door in NH with @MittRomney
@thecaucus: Candidate Rick #Perry pretends to cut the hair of Leroy Claussen in De Witt, #Iowa. Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
@jonbcnews: ”How I wish I could be at a debate anywhere, anytime,”@buddyroemer tells his tv on #cnbcdebate night
@jamienbcnews: Bachmann plays foosball at a Carroll, #IA, bowling alley. #decision2012 #iacaucus
@jamienbcnews: @THEHermanCain Iowa communications director Lisa Lockwood watching Cain announcement. #decision2012 #iacaucus
@jonbcnews: Tim Pawlenty returns to the trail, campaigning for Romney one vote at a time
@thecaucus: Newt #Gingrich bumps fists with a campaign volunteer as he exits. Gingrich attended “Virginians with Newt” rally on the day he will turn in the necessary signatures to be listed on the #Virginia #Republican primary ballot.
@jonbcnews: Jim’s suitcase has been around the block a few times #NH
@newtgingrich: Great campaign stops in Iowa…
@buddyroemer: Snip snip!
@timotoole: Just rolled into a warehouse in a bus to “Eye of the Tiger” in Iowa. Felt like one part Apollo Creed, two parts USA.
@jonbcnews: A military tank greets voters Huntsman town hall in Wolfeboro aka Romney Country
@anthonynbcnews: At Java Joes @ricksantorum eats ice cream for breakfast #iowa #iacaucus #decision2012
@anthonynbcnews: The view from stage where @ronpaul will deliver speech to Univ of N. Iowa #decision2012
@jonbcnews: Fmr Sec of Homeland Security Tom Ridge campaigns at VFW 1088 for Huntsman
@jamienbcnews: Newton # Iowa. Bachmann button. #decision2012
@npr: Rick Perry speaking in Indianola, #iowa .(Becky Lettenberger/NPR) #npr #politics #caucus #nofilter
@jonbcnews: No pressure. @ricksantorum waiting to take my seat after this live shot on MSNBC
- @AlexNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @JoNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @AnthonyNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @AndrewNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @CarrieNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @GarrettNBCNews - NBC reporter
- @JamieNBCNews – NBC reporter
- @AliNBCNews – NBC reporter
- @SarahBoxer – CBS reporter
- @NPR – NPR
- @TheCaucus – The New York Times Caucus blog
- @ajchavar – Washington Post
- @TimOToole – Romney staffer
- @NewtGingrich – Candidate for President
- @BuddyRoemer – Candidate for President
Did I miss any great Instagrammers to follow for #Decision2012? Be sure to let me know on Twitter @JordanRaynor.