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The Super 64

March 23, 2011

On this day in 1801, Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael’s Castle. In 1889, the free Woolwich Ferry officially opens in east London. In 1909, Teddy Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. And in 2011, the first Twitter Fight Club tournament opens for voting. Auspicious, no?

Welcome to the Super 64 Round! Polls will be open until midnight EST, at which point NO MORE VOTING FOR YOU.

You are charged with voting based not on how much you like these individuals, or agree with their politics: you are responsible, instead, for helping to decisively determine the most adept Twitterfighter in the counterterrorism, defense, and foreign policy realm.

What makes a good Twitterfighter? As outlined here, the key factors you should evaluate include:

  • knowledge base
  • logic and reasoning
  • humor, snark, and facility with quips
  • frequency of tweets and willingness to engage with followers
  • charisma and overall awesomeness.

The responsibility you undertake in judging this tournament is an awesome one. Egos hang in the balance; the course of history may change based entirely on your decisions. So vote wisely, vote early, and vote often.*

* Note to readers: Voting limited to one vote per IP address. Do not vote often.

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