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Rick Perry goes Oops, Twitter goes Wow

November 9, 2011

Rick Perry had what we scientists call a brain-fart at today’s GOP debate, forgetting the third agency he would eliminate as president. While only raking in 2,558 mentions for the first hour of the debate, his oops moment helped him rake in another 16,342 mentions in the second hour, leaving him the most talked about [...]

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Twitter Analysis of the #CNNdebate

October 19, 2011

Tuesday’s CNN debate was the nastiest yet, with more anger and accusations between candidates than ever before. Whereas the 2012 GOP had managed to stay focused on President Obama this past summer, the latest debates have seen greater infighting over issues such as taxes, immigration, and health care. The cloud above shows the most frequent [...]

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Reactions to the Romney-Perry Feud

October 19, 2011

I’ve been having fun with word clouds tonight, so I decided to put one more together. The best part of tonight’s CNN debate, from an entertainment standpoint, was the face-off between Governors Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. It’s hard to say whether it will play out better for Romney or Perry, although I think the [...]

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Perry Attacking Fellow #2012GOP not Obama

October 11, 2011

Mentions of Obama in 2011 @MicheleBachmann 73 @MittRomney 68 @newtgingrich 59 @THEHermanCain 44 @fredkarger 31 @GovGaryJohnson 30 @RickSantorum 24 @JonHuntsman 16 @RonPaul 10 @GovernorPerry 0 What happened to focusing like a laser on Barack Obama’s failed policies? The 2012GOP were doing pretty well this summer with only minor skirmishes, aka Midwesterner Bloodbaths, between Tim Pawlenty [...]

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SNL Presents the Seventh or Eighth #GOPDebate

September 26, 2011

Anyone who missed it this weekend should take a moment to watch this opening skit from the last Saturday Night Live.

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Most Mentioned #2012GOP for #CNNDebate

September 12, 2011

What do Twitter mentions mean in the context of a political campaign? In my experience, Twitter Mentions are leading indicators of a candidate’s position in the national polls over the following month. After the first #GOPDebate in South Carolina in early May, Businessman Herman Cain broke through to become the most mentioned candidate on Twitter [...]

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