Twitter Attitude In the GOP Primary

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As the GOP primary has dragged on, one candidate after another has worn the Flavor o' the Week hat in an attempt to dethrone Mr. 25%, Mitt Romney. Each candidate has tweeted, either personally or through proxy, about other candidates, about President Obama, or about how much they themselves are like Ronald Reagan.

Most candidates keep their noses clean. "Macaca" moments will sink a ship, and all the faster if they've been re-tweeted and embedded before you get sober enough to remove the post.

Some tweets are pretty revealing about the candidate or their plans. For example, Mitt Romney seems to care little about the other also-rans. He's focused on the Big Man himself, President Obama...

As @BarackObama revisits Shaker Heights, Americans should revisit promises he made there but failed to keep 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Since 2009, @BarackObama has golfed 1584 holes. We can’t afford another round of his failed leadership: 28 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich aims at Romney...

The Choice: Timid vs. Bold #withnewt 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

...and, compares himself to Reagan.

Just like Reagan, I will tell the truth at the risk of causing some confusion with the timid. 25 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Rick Santorum is just happy that someone is talking about him without mentioning Google.

Game on! Thanks to all of you, we pulled off our #iowasurprise! Keep us going to NH, SC & beyond: 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Rick Perry doesn't like seeing Santorum all that gleeful. Got to bring him down a peg...

Rick Santorum is unelectable and we need to defeat Barack Obama! Watch our latest video: 2 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Which Republican running for President voted for the "Bridge to Nowhere?" Find out here: 6 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

And, while he's at it, let's throw rocks at Romney and Gingrich, too...

Not the solution: Insiders @MittRomney and @NewtGingrich. The solution: @GovernorPerry. Watch the latest commercial: 21 days ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

Not to be out-Reaganed by Gingrich, Michelle Bachmann piped up...

"We need someone to stand up and positively articulate our pro-growth conservative policies like Reagan did against Carter."- #Michele 7 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

And, she planted her flag heading into Iowa.

#Michele: "I am here to be the next President of the United States. This is unequivocal." 5 days ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Then, on January 4, the day after the Iowa caucus...

Well, she hasn't tweeted since. I wonder why?

Herman Cain also went out with a whimper back on December 5...

Brokenhearted, but not broken: #tcot 30 days ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

But, Ron Paul is the sassy one, dissing Newt...

If Newt's so smart why'd it take him 14 years to figure out the mandate was bad? #tcot #gop #gop2012 #RonPaul #Iowadebate 25 days ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

And, the most "oh, snap!" tweet to date, for Jon Huntsman after Iowa...

@JonHuntsman we found your one Iowa voter, he's in Linn precinct 5 you might want to call him and say thanks. 1 day ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Huntsman did not tweet a reply, but someone within earshot of him did, and he re-tweeted it...

Huntsman on @RonPaul's tweet: "You think he'd have learnt the perils of something that's ghostwritten by now" 18 hours ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto


With South Carolina coming up soon, it'll be fun to see if anyone accuses another candidate of having an extramarital affair that resulted in a black baby.

Naaahhh. No one would do that.

Mike Tuttle
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