Mitt Romney Twitter

Those who follow me are well aware that I’m not a big supported of either Presidential candidate Mitt Romney nor President Barack Obama. With that said, I think it’s important to come to the defense of Romney as he is involved in a minor social media debacle that wasn’t his doing nor the doing of his team.

There was a recent spike in Twitter followers that is very clearly the work of an agency being paid to pump up his numbers. While his opponents and detractors would love to accuse his campaign team of buying Twitter followers, there is absolutely no chance that this is the case. None.

That would be sheer stupidity and while the campaign has made mistakes particularly with the way they handle their social media presence, this is not one of them. Someone has purchased these followers in an effort to embarrass the campaign. It’s that simple. There is no chance that the team would have repeated the mistake that Newt Gingrich’s team did last year, nor is there any chance that someone is doing it out of the kindness of their heart. Someone is trying to sling mud and they paid somewhere between $1000-$2000 to do it. That’s it. It doesn’t take a lot of cash to buy followers on Twitter.

Let this one go. They’re making enough social media mistakes on their own without the help of some misguided Obama supporters.

Written by JD Rucker
+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.