The Dim-Post

October 4, 2012

Modern campaigning

Filed under: us politics — danylmc @ 12:47 pm

Via National Journal:

There’s only one “Promoted Trend” ad unit allotted by Twitter per 24-hour period, and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney bought it in a bid to steer the online conversation his way in advance of Wednesday’s debate.

The ad puts the hashtag #CantAfford4More in the feed of every user who logs into Twitter via the Web, and it is also visible to mobile users and those accessing via desktop application Tweetdeck.  The ad, which insiders say costs $120,000, is accompanied by a Promoted Tweet from the @MittRomney account that reads, “Another term for @BarackObama will bring more taxes, regulations, and debt that have ground our recovery to a halt.”

I like this weird little moment from the 2000 US Presidential debate:


  1. What about the equality that Obama has worked hard to achieve through various legislation? One could argue that he hasn’t done enough, although that argument will be coming from the far left who will still support him and will be rendered down because of the fragile state of the US economy. As for the conservatives, they just ignore what he has done and of course don’t disclose the reversals they’re planning if they get voted in. Reversing the measures of Obama won’t work. it’s what caused the crisis in the first instance.

    Comment by Dan — October 4, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

  2. When he swaggered over, I really thought a headbutt was coming.

    Comment by alex — October 4, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

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