Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention
September 2nd, 2012
01:25 PM ET
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Democrat claims most re-tweeted message of GOP convention

(CNN) – The most re-distributed tweet of the Republican National Convention came from a Democrat.

A representative of Twitter said Sunday that President Barack Obama’s message rebuffing Clint Eastwood’s speech was the most re-tweeted message of the GOP event.


Eastwood's speech came the same night Mitt Romney accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Tampa, Florida. The legendary actor and director posed questions to an empty chair, which he said represented Obama.

The sprawling, off-the-cuff address drew criticism from some, who said Eastwood's unorthodox remarks overshadowed Romney.

The Twitter representative, Rachael Horwitz, said Thursday’s Obama tweet was the president’s second most re-tweeted since he began using the social media network, after a message announcing his support of same-sex marriage in May.

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Jokers

    At the end of the day brains always prevail over idiocy

    September 2, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. will never vote Republician again

    OBAMA 2012! A man with a Heart and Mind!

    September 2, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. Chair 1, Romney 0

    Obama upstaged Romney at his own convention and he didn't have to be there and miss his own campaing stops. Clint Eastwood and Obama's spirit did the job. Now that is what I call multi-tasking.

    September 2, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Shortcake

    Funny how the tweet- this chair is taken isn't even a direct message from President Obama where he includes his initials- BO. This is a staff response not his...

    September 2, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  5. "We Built This"... Campaign On Lies

    The only seat at the head of a table Romney will be sitting in come January 2013, will be at the head of his dining room table of the house with the car elevator.

    September 2, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  6. gt

    change the message ..from jobs to clint...didnt know clint was running for office....more chicago 2 step....

    September 2, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. Surfer George

    I think the President said it all and said it well.

    September 2, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |

    What a wonderful response from the Democrats. Couldn't do better. Sorry the NOP'ers. (NO Party, not GOP)

    September 2, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |