Mitt Romney Speaks! On Facebook, That IsBy: Josh Wolford - January 30, 2013
Former Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t been very active on social media since his defeat in the November election. His last tweet was sent out on November 10th of 2012, and it thanked everyone for their support. On Facebook, Romney’s team had only made two posts since losing the election – one thanking supporters and one wishing followers a Merry Christmas.
Tuesday evening that changed as Mitt Romney’s Facebook page broke its over-a-month-long silence to wish former running-mate Paul Ryan a Happy Birthday.
A few days after the election, we noted that Mitt Romney’s Facebook page was losing likes by the second. At one point, the leak was pretty substantial – hundreds of likes in less than 15 minutes. Data for his page showed that the candidate had steadily gained Facebook likes for every single day leading up to the election – and began to lose them on November 7th. I guess that’s what happens when you lose an election.
On November 9th, Romney had just over 12 million likes. As of today, that number is just under 11.7 million. But three posts in nearly three months? Maybe we can just as much blame inactivity for Mitt Romney’s likes purge.