February 13th, 2010
08:38 AM ET
4 years ago

Help wanted: Obama's Twitterer (filibusterers need not apply)

Are you qualified to tweet for the president?
Are you qualified to tweet for the president?

(Fortune) - With unemployment weighing heavily on the economy, Barack Obama is stressing his ability to create jobs. He’s even got one available, posting Facebook updates and tweets on behalf of the President of the United States.

Organizing for America, an organization under the umbrella of the Democratic National Committee is looking for a “Social Networks Manager.” The ideal candidate is someone who can play Twitter, Facebook, and yes, even MySpace, like a violin, to “execute grassroots campaigns to advance the President’s agenda for change.” Let’s be very clear, while you will be Obama’s political mouthpiece on Twitter (@BarackObama) you aren’t the official White House voice, that’s a separate Twitter account (@whitehouse). Facebook, same story. Your job, should you get it, is to further the Administration’s political agenda, and in a few years get Obama re-elected.

The posting went up just in time for the Presidents’ Day weekend. And what better way to spend the executive branch-themed holiday, than outlining the benefits of overhauling the health care system with surgically crafted 140-character tweets, and Facebook updates that explain the strategy underpinning the war in Afghanistan?

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soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Fran

    Is this a joke? Would that not be illegal?

    February 13, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    I really think people are beginning to see through the smoke and mirrors of the GOP. As the majority of Americans wake up to the lies, fear and support of big business by the elected republicans, they will return to the party that looks out for them. Also, if you look at Palin's decline in popularity over the last 4 months, realize that the next 8 months can make a big difference. Just by showing the republicans who are taking credit for the stimulus projects that have been creating jobs in their districts after voting "No!" will highlight their hypocrisy.

    February 13, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Why?

    Obama already has ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN "twittering" for him daily - ad nauseum!

    February 13, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  4. katiec

    The need for Health Care Reform is critical for our country. Details, benefits need to get out there for the American people by any means possible, to counter attack the lies, fear mongering, sewer tactics of the republican party.
    Americans need to realize the party of NOthing cares NOthing about us and our survival. Their goals to destroy our president, big business remaining in control, party first and win at any cost are as unAmerican, irresponsible, disgraceful as a political party can get.
    Never before in the history of our country has a political party totally sacrificed the people for their personal gains, self centered goals.
    They are well on their way to becoming our countries most dangerous domestic terrorists.

    February 13, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. Dave, NE

    This is a joke. This guy so in-experienced. He is not fit to be even a mayor of small town. Imagine President of USA goes so low.

    February 13, 2010 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Fred

    Illegal for politicians to have social media? Get real (and look at Palin's lame twitter and Facebook). I'd be perfect but I'll never pass the political "test" htttp://twitter/.com/igotmyreasons

    February 13, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. SCOTO

    Just window dressing. If there is a job there it will go to some toadie
    with connections. Thats our government regardless of whose in power.

    February 13, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  8. Dave

    What a scammer.

    February 13, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  9. Saul Rosenberg

    The Seinfeld presidency- a presidency about nothing.

    February 13, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  10. Jimmy James

    He gonna claim this as 100 jobs created by the stimulus?

    February 13, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  11. Texas

    Kool, only the neigh sayers are getting upset. You old people just don't get it. The youth movement can't stand your negativitiy and how you want to whitewash this country. The youth movement is where it is and where it will be, you people stay behind and keep complaining and supporting those that say they want to cut the deficit by hey ready for this "by cutting your medicare, and putting your SS on the stock market" brilliant. Yes why don't you follow and continue to support the people that's has "your best interest" at heart/

    February 13, 2010 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  12. c spurgeon

    I wish I knew how. I would apply and as a 67 year old white woman would do a great job . its called work ethic.

    February 13, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. Jon from: S.Carolina

    I'd love 2 have that job. Sit on the net all day, what could be better?

    February 13, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. Tony in Maine

    Hardly illegal. But I wondered whether this was just another dirty trick. The Nixon gang were amateurs compared to the crew that's operating from the right wing now.

    February 13, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  15. Kevin Mahoney

    Dear Mr. Obama, you should hire me to submit ideas to your think tank. I am already on your payroll as an E-4 in the Army. Yep, I think it's a good idea.

    February 13, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  16. Right Leaning Independent

    I am sure several of the CNN bloggers would kill for this job!

    February 13, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  17. change we can believe in???

    And who said Beck is wrong????

    February 13, 2010 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  18. John

    I love this guy. Even more entertaining are the people that still support him. What has he done that's positive yet?

    February 13, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  19. Karin

    Probably only pays the new Obama Govt Employee average of $150K per year PLUS Benefits and Expenses – – not as much as his 22 'Czars' who get circa $500K per year PLUS B&E. And it probabably means long hours and weekends, unlike the normal Govt Employees and 'Czars' – so beware to apply !

    February 13, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  20. Mitch

    I'm sure Obama is very grateful for the free advertising by CNN.

    February 13, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  21. Dimslie

    Perhaps the President should set his agenda aside and consider the people's agenda. But, he won't. Democrats always think they know best. Not that they would actually care if they knew their agenda wasn't best. Power. Power. Power. Power.

    February 13, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  22. ThinkAgain

    I have a friend who would be perfect for this job – savvy about Social Media and intent on helping our President succeed.

    I hope she applies!

    February 13, 2010 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  23. Bob

    May God have mercy on each one us !!

    February 13, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  24. ThinkAgain

    John asks, "What has he [the President] done that's positive yet?"

    Well, he pulled our country back from the brink of a Depression the likes of which we haven't seen since 1929, for starters.

    You really need to stop watching (and apparently working for) Fox.

    February 13, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  25. Jack

    Pick me, Obama! I'm good at online stuff, and stuff!

    February 13, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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