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jpak

(41,775 posts)
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 02:50 PM Aug 2015

Bernie Sanders most retweeted candidate during debate

Source: Politico

The Republican candidates on Thursday night’s stage may have all been fighting for attention, but who really stole the show (at least on Twitter) was a presidential candidate from the opposite party.

Bernie Sanders had the most retweeted presidential candidate tweet during the debate, according to Twitter Friday afternoon.

“Most-retweeted presidential candidate Tweet of #GOPDebate came from Democrat @BernieSanders,” Twitter’s government tracking arm tweeted.

Sanders’ tweet, which read “It’s over. Not one word about economic inequality, climate change, Citizens United or student debt. That’s why the Rs are so out of touch,” had been retweeted nearly 22,000 times as of Friday afternoon.


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Bernie Sanders most retweeted candidate during debate (Original Post) jpak Aug 2015 OP
Can he convert those re-tweets into votes? George II Aug 2015 #1
I'm sure you hope he can't madokie Aug 2015 #4
Maybe he can maybe not.... n8dogg83 Aug 2015 #5
not as easily as Clinton can turn the cash into votes Doctor_J Aug 2015 #8
When? George II Aug 2015 #9
Feel the Bern! truthisfreedom Aug 2015 #2
More retweeted than the Kim/Kanye/Hillary selfie even? n/t PoliticAverse Aug 2015 #3
Ouch! MissDeeds Aug 2015 #6
when the dems finally debate, it will be easier to count the republican and Hillary Doctor_J Aug 2015 #7
That's one useful thing about the Sanders candidacy. candelista Aug 2015 #10
After 6+ years of "the socialist in the White House" it probably already has. n/t PoliticAverse Aug 2015 #11
That's just desensitization. It hasn't worked after 75 years. candelista Aug 2015 #12
Staying on message is fringe? Gregorian Aug 2015 #13
He's right. They only talked about minor issues, tclambert Aug 2015 #14
I like the Hill version better Mnpaul Aug 2015 #15

madokie

(51,076 posts)
4. I'm sure you hope he can't
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 02:58 PM
Aug 2015

I say he has this election in the bag already. We're just going through the motions now.

All the way over to Washington he has had to change venues because his earlier one for sunday was not going to be large enough. An estimated 20,000 plus are expected to attend.
A while back the hillbots were saying he won't play well out of his own playground of the Vermont area. LOL

How many has any of the other candidates drew at any one event?

n8dogg83

(248 posts)
5. Maybe he can maybe not....
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 03:23 PM
Aug 2015

But im sure he can convert those tens of thousands of people showing up to his campaign rallies in every state he visits, as well as the 70,000 (and growing) volunteers across all 50 states who have signed up to help his campaign.


 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
8. not as easily as Clinton can turn the cash into votes
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 04:24 PM
Aug 2015

But when he takes the oath of office, he won't have to jump whenever Monsanto yelps

 

Doctor_J

(36,392 posts)
7. when the dems finally debate, it will be easier to count the republican and Hillary
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 04:21 PM
Aug 2015

tweets that don't contain the word socialist

 

candelista

(1,986 posts)
10. That's one useful thing about the Sanders candidacy.
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 04:38 PM
Aug 2015

The word "socialism" may lose some of its negative connotations.

 

candelista

(1,986 posts)
12. That's just desensitization. It hasn't worked after 75 years.
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 05:21 PM
Aug 2015

What may help to take away the negative connotation is that Bernie proudly calls himself a socialist. And he's a nice guy. So nice guys can be self-proclaimed socialists. Who'da thunk it?

Gregorian

(23,867 posts)
13. Staying on message is fringe?
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 05:23 PM
Aug 2015

I've waited decades for one person to get real coverage on simply stating the truth. We all remember an empty chamber with Robert Byrd and his constitution, speaking up against the war. It's pretty far and few between.

A real representative.

tclambert

(11,089 posts)
14. He's right. They only talked about minor issues,
Fri Aug 7, 2015, 06:00 PM
Aug 2015

and imaginary issues. Planned Parenthood selling baby parts? That might want to believe that happens. Mexico "sending" illegal immigrants into the US? The proof that happens? Trump "talks to people" and they tell him things. Walker claims Wisconsin has done a great job recovering from the economic problems of the Great (Bush) Recession. When the question was, how come your state has lagged so far behind in its recovery (though they didn't mention Minnesota, the Democratically controlled state that did the opposite of Walker and has fared so very much better). They still want to repeal Obamacare, and replace it with, well, mumble, mumble, mumble. They don't like the idea of national education standards. They want that left to the varying whims of the states. So, in the world of global competition, they're OK with some states teaching science based on the Bible.

But the biggest issue in the world, climate change, got not one word. A couple of them did say they want to disband the EPA. Income inequality? No mention. They just promise to grow the economy. How? Mumble, mumble, mumble. Citizens United? C'mon, if anything, they like that. That's their primary source of advertising money. Student debt? Somebody said the federal government should have no involvement in education, which likely means they want to disband the Department of Education as well as the EPA.

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