As my colleague Lisa Beth Johnson reported yesterday, Mitt Romney won 2012's Twitter battle, easily besting Barack Obama as the year's highest trending political figure. If only RTs really were endorsements, President Romney and Vice President #tcot would be leading their transition teams right now.
Not to be outdone by the top of the GOP ticket, Paul Ryan was declared by Google to be the highest trending politician of 2012, besting Ron Paul, Obama, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Gary Johnson, Todd Akin, Joe Biden and Rick Perry, respectively.
The Romney-Ryan presidential campaign/world's greatest SEO team also took the top four spots in the category of most searched for political gaffes with Big bird, 47 percent, binders full of women and airplane windows all beating out Akin's musing about legitimate rape.
As expected, all these new media conquests have left conservatives positively giddy.
Now, if only there was some process for determining which side's political ideas were really more popular with the American public.
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Vince Lombardi once said, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser." As we've seen, Mitt Romney is not a good loser. Before his campaign was even cold, he was grinching out about the "gifts" Santa Obama promised voters. (And really, wouldn't a nice card have been more personal than affordable birth control?) Anyway, it's about time Mitt Romney won something.
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Much as Mitt Romney haunts America, the number 47 has been hounding the man who was born in 1947, lost the presidency to a man who was elected to the White House at the age of 47, once governed the state ranked 47th in job creation and has been declared robota non grata by his own party thanks to tone-deaf remarks about 47% of Americans and his subsequent drubbing at the polls.
According to the ongoing popular vote count, Romney did win the votes of 47.31% of Americans, whose loyalty he's maintained. The latest Politico/GW poll found 24% of Americans with a strongly favorable opinion of Romney, 23% with a somewhat favorable opinion, 14% somewhat viewed him somewhat unfavorably and 33% had a strongly unfavorable view. In other words, 47-47%.
(h/t Brooklyn Mutt)
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Given a chance to visit Manny Pacquiao's locker room before the boxer's Saturday night bout against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, Mitt Romney delivered a pep talk as only Mitt Romney could. It went as follows: "Hello Manny. I ran for president. I lost."
No one knows how such soaring Churchillian rhetoric could have failed to inspire Pacquiao to victory, but the Filipino boxing legend was knocked out in the sixth round, at least sparing himself the indignity of earning only 47% of match points.
Taken in isolation, this incident means little. But consider what happened at Disneyland, only one day after Romney decided a trip to the resort wasn't just for winners…
A 37-year-old Disneyland contract worker cleaning the roof of Space Mountain sustained moderate injuries Wednesday when his harness malfunctioned, authorities said. He slid about 20 feet before coming to a halt on the lip of the large, ridged roof.
We won't have confirmation of the Romney Curse until a certain gas station in La Jolla goes out of business or there's an outbreak of food poisoning traced back to Pizzeria Limone in Salt Lake City. Still, best to be cautious. If you hear robotic voice saying "I ran for president. I lost. Ha ha ha," get the hell out of there.
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