by Paul Dupont
Nearly two years ago, we launched ThePulse2016.com. Our initial goal was a modest one: to cover the 2016 Republican presidential primary with a special emphasis on issues of importance to conservative voters. But what began as a more-or-less traditional primary race quickly turned into a revolution few political analysts expected.
The key word: “few.” The Pulse 2016’s unique perspective on the race allowed us to sense the appeal of Donald Trump before nearly anyone else. And throughout the race, as the conventional wisdom continued to write off the possibility of a Trump victory – in both the primary and general elections – our writers continued to warn that the conventional wisdom simply didn’t apply to this race. We tried to give our readers a different and unique perspective on the election, one that cut through the spin to discover the real issues of importance to voters. For, as it turned out, voters were certainly looking for something different.
Despite the fact that the election is over and a new president has been sworn into office, we believe our general mission remains important today, so we are continuing our work covering politics and culture with a new rebrand and a fresh new team of contributors. With a new administration embarking on its first 100 days, a new Congress readying itself to implement an agenda, and new state governments preparing to make changes, the imperative for citizens to be vigilant remains.
With all this in mind, I am pleased to announce the launch of The National Pulse, a project which will extend and expand upon the work The Pulse 2016 started. Our team will continue to provide reporting and in-depth analysis on the issues that matter to conservatives, while also endeavoring to hold politicians – on both sides of the aisle – accountable to the voters they serve. More importantly, we aim to stay in contact with the nation’s pulse, and to convey it to our readers as accurately as we can. After years of disappointing media coverage, the American public deserves no less.