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

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

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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. yuri

    McCain is one decent GOP that we can relate to. He may have harsh critics online, in newspapers and the TV, but he somehow makes a few sensible statements now and then that make us pensive.

    July 14, 2009 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  2. republicans ahte america

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

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

    Useless old man...useless

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