Rave reviews for the opening night of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte—and even more praise for First Lady Michelle Obama's amazing speech. The social media metrics were outrageously impressive, according to the Twitter Blog.
Although it’s just the first night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, people have already posted more than 3 million Tweets, including #DNC2012 and related terms. In comparison, there were 4 million Tweets sent throughout the three days of last week’s Republican National Convention (#RNC2012).
Among tonight’s keynotes, First Lady Michelle Obama’s (@MichelleObama) primetime speech peaked at 28,003 Tweets per minute (TPM) at its conclusion — nearly double Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s (@MittRomney) 14,289 peak. One line in her speech this evening — “we've got so much more to do” — saw 22,004 TPM.
Surpassing Romney’s acceptance speech is not a difficult task. A new Gallup poll released on Tuesday showed the Republican nominee's speech received the lowest score ever for a convention speech.
The sublime beauty in Mrs. Obama's speech was that she destroyed everything Romney and the Republicans stand for—preventing a woman's right to choose, opposing labor protections, equal pay, gay rights and health care for the poor, etc.—without ever mentioning his name. The speech also included two LGBT references.
Go FLOTUS! Go UChicago! Watch the full speech AFTER THE JUMP ...