Don’t you just hate when some guy spends millions of dollars destroying your presidential campaign and then expects you to not only endorse him, but also has people demanding you love him with an everlasting love? I hate when that happens.
From Human Events:
While many continue to cite polls and surveys that indicate that the race will be one of the closest in our history, the news within the social media landscape couldn’t be more disparate from these market studies.
As of Wednesday, Mitt Romney has amassed a total of 1,791,263 Facebook Likes and 521,344 Twitter Followers. The president’s team has done a masterful job of leveraging interactive and social media ; creating an army of over 26,769,218 Facebook Likes and over 16 million Twitter followers.
In simple math, Barack Obama has 15 times the number of Facebook Likes and over 30 times the number of Twitter followers than Romney. While there are some who continue to dispel this data and who harbor a belief that Facebook and Twitter communities are a non-issue — i.e. ”they don’t vote” — nothing could be further from the truth.
The article gives an outline of how weak the support is from Romney’s former rivals with analysis of each of their Facebook pages, with the exception of Herman Cain.
Seems that somewhere along the path to the presidency, the GOP misplaced the strategy demo that provided instruction on how to support Candidate Mitt Romney online. Could it be that all that has been provided by his fellow Republicans in their endorsements is a bit of lip service to the party; a veiled effort to present a unified front to those who would think otherwise? If what has been demonstrated online thus far by all of these folks is any indication for the support in the fall, Mitt and the GOP are looking at four more years of Barack Obama.
Getting people to love you doesn’t require a “strategy.” Rather, people seeking office need principles, likability and positive vision. Mitt Romney has none of these things. The only thing he has going for him is that he’s “not Obama” kind of like toast is not a biscuit, and sugar is not syrup, and….well, like Hillary Clinton is “not Obama.” That’s all he has. He’s “not Obama” and that’s just not enough for me. I don’t hate the president. I love the principles on which America was founded. Neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama believe in my values, therefore, neither will get my vote.
You can’t buy my love. You have to earn it by being a conservative. Mitt Romney can’t even fake that very well, let alone be a conservative, barring divine intervention. Lots of folks are praying for that from the sidelines. I’ve shaken the dust from my proverbial sandals.