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That those feeds sputtered from moment to moment is only of passing concern.

We were able to see it — here in the Ruston Daily Leader newsroom, where Editor Emily Nelson’s computer became our window to Washington — and across our nation.

That hit home when the Associated Press released information about the numbers who watched online.

CNN.com, to use one example, served more than 21 million individual live feeds beginning at 6 a.m. Tuesday. The big networks served more, but there is debate on how long that supremacy will last.

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