Two of the three candidates asking for the DFL endorsement in the Second Congressional District are on Twitter. Both have been on Twitter for less than a week, and both have less than 30 followers as I write this post. I want to push more people to follow Mike Obermueller, Patrick Ganey and eventually Kathleen Gaylord. I feel that Twitter is going to be a huge factor in 2012.
John Kline is on Twitter, and somebody regularly posts on his Twitter account. I had to stop following him, or his aide, whoever it is, on Twitter because his posts were nothing more than political propaganda. There was no real person or honesty, and he has just over 3000 propaganda readers. Granted, many of his readers are right-wingers who need validation, and support him unconditionally, but I want the DFL candidates to have the same 3000 reader reach.
With just over 300 Twitter followers, I don’t have enough followers to make a real concerted Twitter push without retweets from major Twitter users. However, I can circumvent the system a little because my posts are autotweeted by MN Progressive Project and Holly Cairns, who together have many more followers than I do. My hope is to get that follower number quickly into the hundreds so that as we approach the April 28th endorsement, the feeds are all atwitter…
Follow Mike Obermueller on Twitter at @Obermueller2012
Follow Patrick Ganey on Twitter at @Ganey4Congress
Follow Kathleen Gaylord on Twitter at (Hopefully Coming Soon)
Follow me on Twitter at @Quist_Galaxie