GOP Responds to Obama’s 2012 Social Media Launch
It didn't take long after Obama released his first video for the 2012 campaign for the GOP to join in. Tim Pawlenty, the former MN governor and the first GOP candidate for the 2012 race realeased a YouTube video called "A New Direction" responding to Obama's popular sound byte, "Winning the Future."
If the Republicans’ response to President Barack Obama’s campaign launch Monday is any indication, social media will play a major role in the 2012 election.
Shortly after Obama’s first video for the campaign went up, Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor and potential GOP candidate for the 2012 presidential race, released a YouTube retort. The video (below), which has the urgent music of an action film, features Pawlenty responding to an Obama sound bite, by asking, “How can America win the future when we’re losing the present?” Pawlenty concludes, “In order for America to take a new direction, it’s going to take a new president.”
Since its release Monday, the video has gotten about 53,000 views, compared with 168,000 for Obama’s. Pawlenty also released the video on his Facebook Page, which has 81,000 fans. Obama has close to 19 million Facebook fans.
Read More Here.