A Twitter “Change” We Can’t Believe In
The Obama campaign just made a confusing announcement via their Twitter account.
Obama for America staff will now be managing both accounts, posting daily updates from the campaign trail, from Washington, and everywhere in between. You'll be hearing from President Obama regularly, too; on Twitter, tweets from the President will be signed "-BO."
The implication of this “change” is that President Obama has been personally tweeting up until this point. The post continues,
As the President said when he launched this campaign a few months ago, he's focused on doing the job we elected him to do — so he's counting on all of us to lead this organization from the grassroots up, helping to shape it as it grows.
One way we're putting that idea into practice is by taking the reins of these Facebook and Twitter accounts. This change will give us new opportunities to make the most of these channels, using them not only to report what the President is doing every day but to connect to the millions of supporters who will be driving this campaign. We'll be asking for your feedback and ideas, updating you on ways to get involved, sharing the best stories that cross our desks, and maybe even retweeting you every now and again.
Although some @BarackObama tweets were written in the President’s voice, the President himself has admitted to not actually tweeting. In other words, the “change” seems symbolic at best.