Monday, July 30, 2012

In the battle of social media, Mitt Romney is becoming the "third party" Presidential candidate

Yeah, I know, it's only Google+, but . . . .

President Obama has 1.8 million followers

Libertarian Governor Gary Johnson has just hit 1.01 million followers

and Governor Mitt Romney lags behind at 853K.

Traction is where you find it.

2 comments:

kavips said...

Just a note that crossed my mind. In the battles you do against Pete S and others, pinning them to the marriage equality act may not help the cause for Gary Johnson.

That is a plank of Gary's and should be. It it the right course. The problem just reading the thread is that in pushing Pete on that admendment we might be marginalizing the issue. It comes across that libertarians are a single issue candidacy, which we both know is wrong. I'm saying that is how exchanges tend to come across when you are the person making the accusation and a whole team jumps back at you, incidently not using anything with a factual basis to retort...

My recommendation... Use Gary's strength which is his governorship and its record... What you have to overcome is prejudice. Prejudice against third party candidates... They almost seem un-American.. Like rhubarb inside an apple pie... Good if you try it but it turns a lot of people off before they even venture a taste....

Gary needs to be mainstreamed into the consciousness of those who do not like Obama, and those who do not like Romney... And there are a lot.

Gary needs to get good press, and my whole point is that when we lose sight of the war, we may let battles that we appear to be winning, turn the hearts and minds against us overall....

That's all.. Keep up the good fight.

Steve Newton said...

Ironically, Pete didn't feel pushed at all. He just unequivocally answered the question on Facebook: "My position has been the same since I was first elected. I support marriage equality."

So I'm fine with that.

As for the rest, I'm making it up as I go along so I'll give it some thought.