Mitt Romney – buying Twitter followers?

Mitt Romney – buying Twitter followers?

Check out this graph of Twitter followers for Mitt Romney and President Obama.

President Obama has been averaging a steady 16,000 – 30,000 new followers a day.

Mitt Romney, on the other hand, has been averaging about 1,000 – 6,000 new followers a day.  Until now.  Take a look at the graph.  Out of nowhere, Mitt Romney gained over 100,000 new followers in one day.  Nothing in his past history  shows anything like this.

I know for a fact it is possible to “buy” new Twitter followers to improve how interesting you look to the Twitter universe.  Could that be the story here?

Things that make you go “hmm…”

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