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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 corduroygt on 11/14/2012 8:12:59 AM , Rating: 1
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Samus I know you're a diehard liberal, but you made my BS detector explode. Really, he wanted to give the military trillions of dollars? He wanted to keep military spending at current levels.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements...
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Just like how he was going to somehow outlaw abortion and put women back in the kitchen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOrIED-l5aY
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements...

When people ask "did the rape guy win?" and you reply "which one?" your party's definitely NOT for women's rights. (Both rape guys lost)


RE: Let's be honest
By Alexvrb on 11/15/2012 12:40:25 AM , Rating: 2
In the same debates that politifact is quoting, Romney said that he wanted to maintain current military spending levels. Obama was counting on the automatic reductions and other cuts for his "base line" military spending.

Regarding women's rights, what rights was Romney going to take away, again? How is free subsidized contraception a woman's right? Or a man's right for that matter. Buy your own damn condoms and birth control pills.


RE: Let's be honest
By corduroygt on 11/15/2012 9:25:39 AM , Rating: 2
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In the same debates that politifact is quoting, Romney said that he wanted to maintain current military spending levels. Obama was counting on the automatic reductions and other cuts for his "base line" military spending.

Which is more than what the armed forces agreed to under Obama. Of course we will never know what Romney's economic plan was now, will we?

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Regarding women's rights, what rights was Romney going to take away, again?

Overturning Roe vs. Wade, which thankfully will NEVER happen now, would let the backwater south states to take away a women's right to do what she wants with her body. "Just move to another state" is not a valid excuse like our resident moron FITCamaro says, it looks like you folk will have to move to a different country if you don't like our new direction...


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