In the 2008 election, President Obama famously harnessed the power of social media to attract new supporters. So can Mitt Romney do the same in 2012? Probably not.
It turns out the Internet is doing more harm than good to the Romney campaign. Thanks to YouTube and Twitter, the presumptive nominee is being unfairly ganged up on. By reality…
After being dragged to the ideological right during the primary season by the likes of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney is in the early stages of moving back to the center in hopes of courting electorally critical independents.
Nothing new there. But, because basically every phrase that Romney uttered during the primary (and well before that) is either available on YouTube or Twitter, President Obama's reelection team has tons of ammunition as they try to hold Romney to some of the things he has said in the past.
On Wednesday, the Obama campaign released a video splicing together Romney’s greatest hits (or, more accurately, misses) from the Republican primary race.
Reality can be really damaging to a presidential candidate. That's why it helps to live in an alternate universe, like Newt Gingrich does.
If Twitter, Facebook and YouTube aren't working for Mitt Romney, maybe he can try to attract voters on Instagram. Instagram lets you add filters that make your photos look like they're straight out of the 1960s. Just like Romney's social policies.
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