Mears: Romney Twitter trend sparks comical yet controversial feedback
Published: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 00:10
From campaigning in the streets, advertising on television and the debates, we’ve seen President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off for the presidential race all year long. With the race heating up and Election Day coming soon, it seems as if the race has taken a new turn from debating on television to Twitter.
This past week, one of the trending topics on Twitter was #RomneyGoogleHistory. With people tweeting their wittiest replies to what the presidential candidate could possibly be Googling hundreds of replies had me almost in tears from laughing.
While supporters of Romney may argue that these tweets were distasteful, being a supporter of neither candidate, I can honestly say that looking at these replies with an unbiased view, I couldn’t help but laugh. With replies such as “how to make friends” and “how to be likeable,” it seems as if many people in the twittersphere are not fans of Romney. Many of the tweets had to deal with Romney’s views on subjects involving women and the homeless. Many mentioned both.
With Romney switching his views on some political subjects, many people used this to their advantage when thinking of a tweet to send in. My personal favorite tweet was “What was my last position on all political issues.” While many people view these tweets as rude, I have to say that with all the seriousness of the presidential debate, sometimes voters just need to take a minute and laugh, even if it involves taking a stab at the candidates and their stand on certain issues.