Day Three of the 2012 Democratic National Convention is now underway. The scheduled speakers include Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, Rep. Barney Frank (MA), U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Vice President and Mrs. Biden ... and of course President Obama.
Former President Bill Clinton delivered an amazing case for the re-election of President Barack Obama last night at the Democratic National Convention.
Clinton's speech created a huge buzz across social media networks, with his phrases such as #Arithmetic and #DoubleDownonTrickleDown trending across Twitter. The metrics and "arithmetic" were quite impressive, according to the Twitter Blog.
The 42nd President saw the highest spike in Tweets per minute of the night right at the end of his speech: 22,087. Interestingly, though this peak was higher than @MittRomney’s highest last week in Tampa, Clinton’s was less than @MichelleObama’s peak last night.
The peaks from his speech came at the following moments:
Discussing Obama's job record: 16,115 TPM
-Urging the audience to vote for Obama: 15,266 TPM
-"All in this together" statement: 15,111 TPM
-Discussing Hillary Clinton’s role, and “blood sport” line: 14,538 TPM
-“Takes some brass” quip: 14,393 TPM
"We just heard more about GOP Presidential accomplishments from Bill Clinton than the entire RNC," tweeted MSNBC host Ed Schultz. "Clint Eastwood needs to sit in his empty chair and be schooled by #BillClinton," tweeted author Marcia L. Dyson.
Clinton's speech was about 50% more popular on Twitter than Mitt Romney's acceptance speech. The Republican nominee's speech yielded a maximum of 14,289TPM,
It was a masterful speech coming from the man who presided over this nation's largest post-war expansion. No one can deconstruct high-level policy issues into folksy soundbites like Bill Clinton. In case you missed it, watch the speech AFTER THE JUMP ...
Your daily dose of Obama Derangement Syndrome: Romney surrogate and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu claims that the Obama campaign is not telling the "truth" about the cost of that stunning dress worn by Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention, reports Talking Points Memo.
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu questioned reports that the Tracey Reese dress Michelle Obama wore for her convention address Tuesday night cost $350 on a conference call with reporters Wednesday. Sununu accused the Obama campaign of peddling several lies, including the cost of the dress: "somehow I don't think that's the truth either."
The Obama campaign hasn't released the cost of the dress, but many media outlets have reported that dresses by Tracy Reese generally start around $350.
It's a quantum leap for Sununu to a question anyone's finances after his travel scandals while serving as President H.W. Bush's chief of staff.
Sununu is a petty and angry man, as evidenced by his remarks earlier this summer about President Obama not acting like "an American." Sununu was born in Cuba, btw.
This is the best they have? An inexpensive, off-the-rack dress by a young Black designer? I'm starting to feel very confident about the upcoming election ...
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.