Thanks to all of you for your Politico feedback and sorry for taking a bit to get around to it all. So here we go…

THE GOOD…

  • The Politico has a new content deal with the Des Moines Register and Manchester Union Leader on web and paper content. Roger Simon’s story led the dead tree Union Leader yesterday.
  • They’ve hired Josh Kraushaar away from The Hotline.
  • Ads everywhere. One reader tells us that “Apparently, Politico ran an ad during the Daily Show tonight. And Katie Couric had VandeHei on for SOTU reax, and claimed how excited she was about the venture.”
  • Another reader: “ABC did TV on politico too.”
  • Politico says that they received a ton of traffic on Day One, up to 500,000 page views and 250,000 unique visitors.
  • Howard Mortman wants to be the Politico’s political talk show host.
  • Good reviews from the SOTU Politico party hosted at Gloria Dittus’ house.
  • The blank space we mentioned earlier, which is used for address labels on distributed copies (but which appears blank on newsstand copies), seems to have been filled.

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    THE GOOD AND BAD…

  • “Politico.com has already crashed. . . I guess that is a good and bad sign.”
  • One reader says that the Politico box in front of the Washington Post (ahem) was empty since 11 am. Lots of readers? Or not enough copies in the box? (Speaking of boxes, someone wants one: “I was shocked not to find the politico on the corner of 3rd and Pennsvylania SE [between starbucks and cosi on the House side]“).
  • David All has some praise and pokes for the Politico.
  • Should Posties fear the Politico? Well, they do still work for you…

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  • Day 2 Page Count Tally: Politico (24), Roll Call (36), Hill (40).

    THE QUESTION: If the Politico is distributing to 25,000 and the Hill gets out to 21,000 (Roll Call’s at roughly 18,000), will there be any pressure on The Hill to remove its “largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication” boast on the top of its newspaper?

    THE CRITIQUES WHEN YOU CLICK BELOW…

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