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I hope to use this blog to explore the nexus between new media and the 2012 Presidential Campaign- at all different levels. To start, here’s a very superficial look at how the candidates are using Facebook. The following are the number of “likes” as of July 09, 2011 for each of the declared Republican presidential candidates:
- Mitt Romney 1,031,700
- Michelle Bachmann 414,107
- Herman Cain 147,795
- Newt Gingrich 142,056
- Gary Johnson 126,426
- Tim Pawlenty 103,049
- Ron Paul 29,767
- Rick Santorum 23,374
- Jon Huntsman 9,111
- Fred Karger 2,048
- Thaddeus McCotter 1,009
- Andy Martin 568 (Facebook Friends)
One of the above will compete against President Obama in the 2012 election. As of July 09, the President has 21 million, 968 thousand 390 (21,968,390) likes.
Visualization of Twitter Town Hall topics
The disparity in questions about congress reinforces the notion that, despite being of enormous national import, congressional (dis)functionality isn’t on too many minds outside of the Beltway. The disparity in questions about jobs reinforces the notion that reporters aren’t always tapped into the issues most pressing for the general populace. The almost complete lack of questions about education is just depressing.