The shootings in Colorado have caused the presidential campaigns to hold off bashing each other for a couple of days, but that isn’t preventing Obama supporters of making up a new line of attack on Mitt Romney.
Really, it doesn’t get any dumber than this.
Mitt Romney has gotten extremely popular on Twitter in the last 24 hours. In fact, he is receiving 25 new followers per second as I write this.
What’s happening? It seems to have started Friday, when Romney’s typical average of 3,ooo-4,000 per day increased some twenty fold to over 62,000 in a single day, according to TwitterCounter.com. But the new followers are highly suspect. From “empty” accounts to pornbots, spambots, Justin Beiber-related accounts, Obama supporters and foreign accounts, the followers tell a puzzling tale, suggesting spam automation, purchased traffic or perhaps even sabotage.
Who knows. And really, who cares? Well the sob sisters of perpetual outrage do, that’s who.
For what it’s worth, the Romney campaign denies they’re buying followers.