Ryan knocks Obama off perch as most-talked about on Facebook
August 14th, 2012
07:01 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan knocks Obama off perch as most-talked about on Facebook

Washington (CNN) – A seven-term Wisconsin congressman who 54% of the American people were not aware of last week just knocked the president of the United States off of his perch as the most talked-about politician on the largest social media platform in the world.

According to the exclusive Facebook-CNN Election Talk Meter, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, in the 54 hours since being announced as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, sucked up the political oxygen in the social media landscape - with the Beltway topping the buzz and his home state of Wisconsin close behind.

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  1. GI Joe

    Have you read what were SAYING about him? Didn't think so.

    This is NOT a positive thing for Ryan. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    August 14, 2012 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  2. Are you kidding me?

    This does not mean that the chatter is positive. Some of the Facebook posts are negative with regard to our president. This means nothing.

    August 14, 2012 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  3. n

    Yep, the silly season is still with us. Paul Ryan is most talked about because you guys (the lame stream media) are talking about him. You idiots are the ones promoting him you control who sits on the proverbial perch, as it were. Move on there is nothing going on here. : (

    August 14, 2012 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  4. Thomas

    Oh wow, a brand new practically unknown candidate edges out the president during the week following his announcement! And on FACEBOOK??? WOW

    Hard hitting news.

    August 14, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  5. Malory Archer

    However, it's what they're saying about the candidates that really matters. ryan gets lots of play, but a lot of it is negative, and while President Obama may not be the darling of the t-party, he has far more favorables than the opposition amongst the majority of other groups.

    August 14, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  6. n

    And another thing Romney failure to release more of his taxes out side of just one year should be the most talked about issue on the campaign trail to date. This issue should not go away and should be first and foremost on the lips of all america. Show us what's on your taxes that Romney is so shame of. Why treat him any different then any other politician running for the highest office in the nation. The people that report the news and suppose to be on constant watch are a joke to the real journalist of the past. The lame stream media is laughable and are losing The American people respect.

    August 14, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  7. RealityBites

    Romney/Ryan have both proven themselves as successful leaders.
    Obama/Biden have both proven themselves as failed community leaders.
    The choice is clear.

    August 14, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  8. bb

    Congrats to Mr Ryan, Read and listen to what he has to say for yourself, not what the liars media print. The media should be ashamed of themselves for such poor work ethic(FACT cHECK) It is very ovious Andrea Mitchell has a crush on him.

    August 14, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |