Social Media Selection: 29/10/2012

With eight days to go, there is still plenty of time for the social media world to have its say on the upcoming election. In the lead up to November 6th we’ll try to bring you the top social media moments emerging from the campaigns.


Mitt Romney: Republican presidential candidate and… weatherman?

Today, we learn that even a natural disaster is fair game in the land of political parodies.

Throughout Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign, the ‘twittersphere’ has not missed an opportunity to poke fun at him and Hurricane Sandy has been no exception, acting as the catalyst for yet another parody account.

‘Romney’s Storm Tips’ has racked up an impressive 45,00 followers in the last few days, and the count is still rising.

Here’s just a handful of the helpful ‘advice’ the account is offering on the unknowing Republican’s behalf:






“Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?” – George W Bush, Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

Although it may be at least a decade until they can vote themselves, this reaction video shows that not much goes over the younger generation’s heads when it comes to the hard-hitting political issues.



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