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Romney never fully conquered social media platform

When it comes to social networking, one cannot deny that reelected American President Barack Obama's campaign team thoroughly trumped Republican challenger Mitt Romney's team.  

Even a late push by Romney in Facebook "likes" was unable to close the gap, with the final count being nearly 3-to-1 in Obama's favor.  Mitt Romney can take pride in that analysts showed his smaller legion of fans to be more active in sharing content and liking his posts.

But as the President celebrates the title of "Most Popular Tweet in History", some of those same once-engaged Romney fans are abandoning their former Facebook friend.  Mitt Romney is seeing his social media stock rapidly sink.  A site called "Disappearing Romney" is tracking this trend real time -- updating how many fans his page has.

In the last 18 hours former Gov. Romney was losing nearly 1,000 supporters an hour, as each hour on average he was "unliked" by 982 former social media buddies.

Romney unliked
Romney's former fans are "unliking" him at a steady rate.
[Image Source: Disappearing Romney]

The former Massachusetts governor's Facebook effort was marred in the days leading up to the elections by allegations that some of his "likes" were due to some kind of glitch (or according to conspiracy theorists "hacking") on Facebook.  A number of people complained that their accounts mysteriously "liked" Romney and could not be changed.

Romney and Ryan sad
Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his VP candidate Paul Ryan lost the social media race, with Barack Obama receiving nearly 3 times as many likes. [Image Source: AP/HR]

Of course take the President's social media cachet with a grain of salt.  Social media's most active members tend to skew to a younger demographic, and the younger demographic also tends to be remarkably consistent at being inconsistent in terms of voting and political fundraising.

In elections that are often decided by narrow margins in battleground states, one must wonder if a candidate who loses the social media battle by such a wide margin will be able to win in future elections, as social media's influence grows by the year.

Sources: Disappearing Romney, CNN

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RE: Let's be honest
By Ammohunt on 11/13/2012 3:22:01 PM , Rating: 2
last time i checked Harry Reids and Obama's idea of bi-partisanship is bend over and agree with everything we propose the word compromise isn't even in their vocabulary. This country cannot exist in any semblance of its prior glory under the boot of the Socialist party in power. What you and the rest of the leftists are creating in government is tantamount to a banana republic with a super rich ruling class and everyone else dirt poor.

Need proof? the ruling class and their friends are exempt from Obamacare while the rest of us are stuck with it. Debt = GDP and they want to spend more money in stimulus but first they have to raise the debt ceiling which means Debt > GDP throw tax increases on the wealth creators and watch that skyrocket!. They have taken away nearly all incentive to be successful capping success at <=$250K. Why would anyone work their ass off to pay taxes only to be forced to pay for those that that don't pay taxes and collect welfare? This is the fundamental problem with your large scale tribalism(Socialism).

The fact of the matter is that partisanship has expired the differences are too great; this is a fundamental disagreement in the future direction of our republic that eventually leads to violence confrontation(lets hope not). You in your bubble seem to think the first world is somehow immune to Economic depressions, social unrest, mass starvation..civil war. You are mistaken you and others like you have brought the potential of all of that upon us.

RE: Let's be honest
By MadMan007 on 11/13/2012 4:36:31 PM , Rating: 2

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