John McCain on twitter


who-is-john-mccainBeing a fan of politics I find it amusing that John McCain has started to twitter. At least at the onset he is using the medium to his advantage. Yesterday he said

” I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in the Omnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass,”

Congratulations to Senator McCain and hopefully the Republican party. It’s about time they started to use technology.

http://twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain

http://twitter.com/JohnMcCain

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2 Responses to John McCain on twitter

  1. Erik says:

    I don’t know, I’m going to have to go with Jon Stewart on this one. The recent media frenzy around politicians using Twitter is just silly.

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=219519&title=Twitter-Frenzy

    It’s some staffer in McCain’s office trying to work Twitter into their marketing mix and grab headlines. I doubt he’s personally using it. The grammar in some of those posts makes it obvious they’re trying to seem like one of the kids, which kills authenticity and therefore credibility.

    But I could be wrong, maybe this will actually help provoke more intelligent discourse among the electorate. Time will tell. As long as the focus isn’t on the technology itself, but the level of communication. Which doesn’t seem to be happening in the case of Twitter…

  2. Erica says:

    Quite a few politicians have been twittering for awhile. Don’t know if you’ve seen this site, http://tweetcongress.org/ , but it’s a collection of tweeting congressmen/women.

    While I agree with Erik above, for the most part, it’s probably staffers and interns doing it for them, I think a lot take tweeting into their own hands and actually partake more so than some may believe.

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