I remember when I first created my twitter account in 2008, everyone said it was a fad. They may still be right but two and a half years later it is certainly a big part of politics.
As I post this on Wednesday afternoon, most of the hopefuls for the Republican 2012 Presidential nomination are debating – not on television or the radio – but on Twitter.
Michele Bachmann @TeamBachmann – Newt Gingrinch @NewtGingrich – Rick Santorum @Rick Santorum – Herman Cain @THEHermanCain – Thaddeus McCotter @ThadMcCotter – Gary Johnson @GovGaryJohnson are squaring off in 140 characters or less. Tim Pawlenty @TimPawlenty and Mitt Romney @MittRomney are sitting it out. You can follow the debate with the hashtag #140TownHall
Here in Arkansas, you can frequently watch the Republican Party of Arkansas @ARGOP and the Democratic Party of Arkansas @ArkDems engage each other as well as others on Twitter. Just this morning, GOP communications director Katherine Vasilos @KVasilos and Democratic Party of Arkansas spokesperson Candace Martin @CandaceJoBeth had an interesting back and forth.
Check it out, and of course, make sure and follow the Talk Business team:
Jason Tolbert – @TolbertReport
Roby Brock – @RobyBrock
Michael Cook @MCookAR.