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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.

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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 anactoraaron on 11/14/2012 9:57:24 AM , Rating: 2
for someone who was asking me to google things, all you have to do is google 'veterans jobs bill' and you will see headlines that read "Senate GOP blocks veterans jobs bill" numerous times. Still, you didn't answer me. WHY did the republicans, some of whom were in the senate, KILL the very bill THEY drafted??

No answer?? Right. It doesn't make any sense unless they killed it only so nothing good would have come from the Obama administration. That's really mature and shows you that NEITHER SIDE does what's best for America.

RE: Let's be honest
By FITCamaro on 11/14/2012 11:54:48 AM , Rating: 2
They killed it because just because something sounds all warm and fuzzy doesn't make it a good idea. It didn't do anything but potentially establish more never ending federal jobs. I feel for unemployed veterans but that doesn't mean we should just throw money in the wind and hope people catch it.

RE: Let's be honest
By anactoraaron on 11/14/2012 2:29:03 PM , Rating: 2
OK... then why did they create it to begin with?? They made this legislation only to decide it wasn't a good idea...

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