Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010


We asked TIME's senior political analyst Mark Halperin for the year's biggest invention in politics:

'The 140-character political endorsement. Forget the travel, the bunting, the balloons, the rallies and the pesky follow-up questions from the lamestream media. Sarah Palin has re-engineered the laying on of campaign hands with her Twitter and Facebook nods to favored candidates.'