That this picture appeared in our Twitter feed immediately after viewing a video from The Onion on Vice Pres. Biden’s hitchhiking journey to the Democratic National Convention* is pretty odd timing. Quoting truckers and others who gave Jokin’ Joe rides and spotted him in low places along the route, the video suggests that the Veep [...]
Highest spike in Tweets per minute during Pres. Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Sept. 5. The peak came at the end of the speech, indicating that audiences can focus for 49 minutes if the material is good. Clinton’s Twitter peak far outdistanced Mitt Romney’s (14,289) but did not surpass First Lady Michelle Obama’s the night before (28,003).
The media wasted no time trying to make equivalency arguments about how just as much fiction was bandied by Democrats on the first night of their convention as by Republicans during theirs. Fact-checkers, however, could find little to rival Lyin’ Ryan or Refit Mitt. Here’s the most FactCheck.org could come up with. — “The keynote [...]
Although it’s just the first night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, people have already posted more than 3 million Tweets, including #DNC2012 and related terms. In comparison, there were 4 million Tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012).
The official Twitter blog, adding up the numbers from the start of the Democratic National Convention. The blog added, “Among tonight’s keynotes, First Lady Michelle Obama’s (@MichelleObama) primetime speech peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute (TPM) at its conclusion — nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak. One line in her speech this evening — ‘we’ve got so much more to do’ — saw 22,004 TPM.”
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I’d like to know what’s noble about making it harder for people to get health care.
David Axelrod, Obama campaign strategist, commenting on the number of times Republicans pledged to repeal health care reform during their convention. Axelrod noted that his daughter, Lauren, was diagnosed with epilepsy at seven months, and without the reforms would be ineligible for insurance due to her pre-existing condition.
Ruth’s List Florida is making sure those attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa know who to thank if they find the visit pleasant. A billboard posted at the intersection of I-275 and Armenia Blvd. reminds the thousands of GOP faithful that while Tallahassee is almost 100 percent Republican, the rest of the state is [...]
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