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article imageOp-Ed: Romney has 4% of the number of Twitter followers that Obama has

By Bill Schmalfeldt     Aug 8, 2012 in Politics
Some say that one's number of Twitter followers is a pretty fair indicator of that person's popularity. For instance, President Obama currently has 18,342,267 followers.
Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has 793,783 Twitter followers. Not only is that an embarrassing 4.3% of people following Obama on Twitter, that number doesn't stack up well against other people and things that one would believe would be less popular than the presumed GOP presidential nominee.
Let's do a comparison. Just for fun. (# means place on the top 1000 Twitter Followers list.)
@ladygaga -- 28,125,250 (#1)
@BarackObama -- 18,342,267 Twitter followers (#6)
@taylorswift13 -- 17,202,569 (#8)
@RyanSeacrest -- 7,528,963 (#43)
@DalaiLama -- 4,853,448 (#96)
@nicolerichie -- 3,491,191 (#136)
@SenJohnMcCain -- 1,738,156 (#507)
@newtgingrich -- 1,464,648 (#638)
@SuzeOrmanShow -- 1,361,928 (#708)
@LatinGRAMMYs -- 1,103,124 (#986)
@MarsCuriosity -- 859,374
@HomerJSimpson -- 819,052
@SarahPalinUSA -- 814,244
@MittRomney -- 793,783
But try not to feel too bad, Mitt. You do a lot better than your potential veeps.
@RepPaulRyan -- 151,056
@GovChristie -- 131,695
@marcorubio -- 126,302
@timpawlenty -- 69,484
@RobPortman -- 15,749
And other than Newt, your primary rivals can't hold a candle to you!
@RonPaul -- 315,235
@RickSantorum -- 205,937
@GovernorPerry -- 143,625
@TeamBachmann -- 43,433 followers (all her children, we believe)
What does this all mean? Probably nothing. Maybe a lot. Who knows? But aren't numbers fun?
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