With the May 4 primary election less than five weeks away, a new poll shows 5th District congressman Dan Burton has established a commanding lead over his Republican challengers.
Results of the new poll were derived from the number of followers Republican primary candidates have attracted to their personal Twitter accounts.
Ten minutes of online research produced surprising evidence that long-time congressional incumbent Dan Burton has accumulated more than twice as many Twitter followers than all of his Republican primary opponents combined.
Twitter is a free online service that allows individuals to communicate with text messages by using an internet connection or a mobile phone. A person can type short messages of 140 characters or less (called "tweets") then post the messages to a personal profile page on the Twitter Web site for public viewing. The messages are also sent to people who "follow" the individual's posts.
Research compiled by DeeBonner.com revealed that Burton has amassed a whopping 1,722 Twitter followers. Republican challenger Brose McVey is a distant second with a meager 257 followers. Here is a complete list of the "tweeting" Republican candidates and their individual totals:
Dan Burton - 1,722 followers (68.5%)
Brose McVey - 257 followers (10.2%)
Mike Murphy - 200 followers ( 8.0%)
Luke Messer - 185 followers ( 7.4%)
John McGoff - 149 followers ( 5.9%)
Andy Lyons - 0 followers ( 0.0%)
Ann Adcock - 0 followers ( 0.0%)
That Other Guy - 0 followers ( 0.0%)
It's interesting to note that despite mass popularity and millions of regular users, Twitter does not make any money. The web site exists solely through monetary contributions from investors. Of course, spending an endless stream of dollars so that millions of people can get something for nothing seems suspiciously like an evil progressive scheme for redistribution of wealth, doesn't it? In that regard, some might conclude that Twitter is a socialist Web site. Especially if you use Sarah Palin's definition of socialism.
Gee, I never expected conservative Republicans to embrace socialist media in order to connect with voters. Weird, isn't it?
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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What a choice! Armageddon is near. Repent Republican sinners while there is still time.
Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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Twitter is also pretty mainstream (or as Sarah Palin calls it "lame-stream") for Republicans to use