July 14th, 2009
04:16 PM ET
5 years ago

'Not too bad for an old guy,' McCain says of 1M+ Twitter following

Sen. McCain now has more than a million followers on Twitter.
Sen. McCain now has more than a million followers on Twitter.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has passed an online milestone.

The former Obama rival now has more than a million followers on the microblogging and social networking site Twitter.

In a statement announcing the achievement, McCain said he was "both honored and humbled" to have amassed such a following. "It has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my long political career – not too bad for an old guy," McCain added.

McCain's increasing use of Twitter marks a major shift from the presidential campaign when he said he "never felt the particular need to e-mail."

Earlier this year, McCain also became the proud owner of new BlackBerry.

In addition to slightly more than a million followers on Twitter, McCain boasts more than half a million supporters on Facebook.


Filed under: John McCain • Social Networking • Twitter
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. republicans ahte america

    yep just about how many voters showed up for you....loser

    July 14, 2009 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Ras Disputin

    Useless old man...useless

    July 14, 2009 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
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