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What Could Be Better Than Trump and Romney?

May 31, 2012

What could be better than dinner with @MittRomney and me? bit.ly/Kj5jSH — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2012 Donald Trump didn’t know what he was starting when he sent the tweet above. Making a tweet that short invites commentary, which will be the topic of a rule next week. In the meantime, enjoy the [...]

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The Growing Rick Perry Execution Meme

September 10, 2011

The idea of linking Rick Perry with executions in Texas has been present on Twitter for months, but it really took off on August 7th with the CNN debate, as shown on this 30 day graph of tweets. This association has been crystallized into a specific tweet with the text “Statistically, You Have a Better [...]

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#2012GOP Response to “Zero Jobs Created in August”

September 2, 2011

Talk of jobs has been quickly rising and falling away in August, while many initiatives and proposals have been offered by both sides. The below graph shows the frequency of “jobs” in tweets about either Barack Obama or the 2012 GOP. The Presidential Candidates have been making more noise about jobs than Obama throughout August, [...]

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Life of a tweet meme: The Bachmann-Elvis Gaffe

August 16, 2011

The most popular tweets at the top of our 2012twit.com site are a great way to watch a new meme when it first appears, and this afternoon it was filled with tweets about @MicheleBachmann wishing Elvis a happy birthday on the anniversary of his death. Our database tracks every tweet for every 2012 GOP candidate, [...]

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