When presumptive GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tapped Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, Ryan had to start up a new Facebook page tailored to his VP campaign. His old page that he'd been running as a Representative has fallen off, and his activity is being funneled into the new Paul Ryan VP page.
And as his new page is approaching 2 million likes, Ryan decided to thank his new fans with a video.
"Hey everybody, thanks for following us on Facebook," says Ryan. "I'm out here on the road, talking to Americans across the country about how we get the country back on track. I'm excited about sharing Mitt Romney's vision for a stronger middle class, getting jobs and the economy growing again, strong national defense, showing our country a better future..."
"This is exciting," he continued. "It's energizing."
Check out the short thank you video below:
It's interesting that Ryan would use Tout to get out his message, as opposed the the much more popular YouTube or even Facebook video for that matter. Tout, an online microblogging service, allows users to upload short video clips, usuaslly around 15 seconds. It gained some popularity back in June of 2011 when legendary NBA star Shaquille O'Neal used it to announce his retirement from professional basketball.
Earlier this month, Facebook released some figures about candidate buzz on the site. They said that after Romney picked Ryan, Ryan quickly became the most buzzed-about man in the race.