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Global warming debate heats up race

By Danielle Weisberg – Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:50 PM EDT

This prompted his opponent, former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, to take his opinions to the twitter-sphere. “To be clear I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy,” Huntsman tweeted Thursday. According to, a website which tracks twitter in the 2012 election, Huntsman’s tweet set a new record for GOP 2012 tweeting by gaining 3,600 retweets, making it the most retweeted tweet from a Republican candidate.

2012: Let’s get ready to … Tweet

July 20, 2011

Politico tees up today’s GOP Twitter debate. “The debate, sponsored by, will feature Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson, Michele Bachmann, Thad McCotter and Herman Cain. Conservative commentator S.E. Cupp and conservative radio host Rusty Humphries will pose the questions, which the candidates will then be encouraged to answer in at most two or three tweets. Others can submit questions to the moderators and candidates by mentioning @140townhall in a tweet.”