Report: Obama's campaign more wired than Romney's

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new report says President Barack Obama has an advantage over Republican Mitt Romney when it comes to reaching voters online.

The Pew Research Center says Obama has been more aggressive about communicating through digital and social media platforms. During a two-week period in June, Obama's campaign tweeted an average of 29 times a day. Romney tweeted about once.

Obama's team has also been more active on YouTube, blogs and photo-sharing sites.

Romney's digital director, Zac Moffatt, says more is not always better. He says the campaign is working to get voters to engage in an online conversation -- not just to read campaign posts.

Both campaigns are focusing their digital efforts on the economy.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    My wife got a paper giving her a pass through check points during Grand Junction City Citizen curfew, Ie martial law.
  • by Johnny Location: GJ on Aug 15, 2012 at 07:10 AM
    And while everyone was snoozing, Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act 2012 which allows the government power to hold individuals including citizen indefinetely without trial. Said Forbesdotcom "Give me Rand Paul and Al Franken any day of the week over the Levins and McCains of the Senate." Check it out on Forbes. Wake up America.
  • by Truth Location: GJ on Aug 15, 2012 at 02:42 AM
    The campaigns both have full time internet commenters/bloggers as does the Federal Government. Wake up people there is no difference Bush/Obama/Romney all the same. AURORA SHOOTING STINKS! Media not reporting multiple suspect and gag order/no cameras allowed in court. There is something being covered up. This took place just before an historic UN Global gun control treaty. You gov gave thousands of guns to the Mexican cartels – what else are they capable of?
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      by Disgusted on Aug 15, 2012 at 03:18 AM in reply to Truth
      Shush! You will be instructed in the proper way to think at the FEMA re-education camp! And as for the "fast and furious" scandal Barry already told you there is nothing to see there.......move along.
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        by Johnny on Aug 15, 2012 at 07:13 AM in reply to Disgusted
        Thousands of guns given to Mexican drug gangs...yawn...ah, no big deal. It was probably just a mistake. UPS delivered to the wrong house or something....
  • by Whop-de-do on Aug 14, 2012 at 04:37 PM
    Another stupid AP story between bon-bons. I guess posting drivel is a lot easier than figuring out what's going on in the Grand Valley, or even Western Colorado.
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