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Facebook Chooses Obama as the Next President of the United States

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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If it were up to everybody's favorite social network -- yes, Facebook -- President Obama would mop the floor with Mitt Romney come November and retain his position as the President of the United States. Boom, sucka. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Mittens!

Forbes recently made the realization that (at the time) Obama's official Facebook page has 28.5 million fans, while Romney's has a measly 6.6 million -- haha, burnt again, Mitt! And then a company called Compass Labs expounded upon this discovery, breaking down what an Obama fan "likes" exactly, what a Romney fan "likes", and where the two meet in the middle. Hint: both conservatives and liberals are Bradley Cooperfans. Weird.

Apparently, Obama fans are video gamers, meditators, and jigsaw-puzzle enthusiasts -- respectively. And they also enjoy the movies The Blind Side and Fast and Furious. Romney-ites are more partial toAtlas Shrugged17 Miracles, and The Sound of Music. And they also appear to be older, quilters, gun enthusiasts, churchgoers, and Fox News watchers. However, the two groups meet in the middle via their love for Target, The Hangover, and Family Guy.

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The one edge Romney fans seem to have over Obama fans, though, is they apparently are more "engaged" than their more liberal counterparts on Facebook. They seem to share, comment, and "like" more on certain political subjects. So, there's that.

Is this research at all indicative of whose regime will reign supreme come November? Hard to say. I mean, I don't think it's crazy to surmise that the younger, more tech-obsessed generation skews a bit to the left, correct? So, it's no surprise that Obama is "ahead" in such a medium? On the other hand, though, aren't pretty much all people on Facebook these days -- no matter what their demographic?

Guess we'll just have to wait a few more months to find out ... until then, what do you say we all just play FarmVille together?

Do you think this research is an indication of who will win the 2012 election?

http://thestir.cafemom.com/technology/143288/facebook_chooses_obama_as_the?utm_medium=sm&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=momsmatter_fanpage

by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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yourspecialkid
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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 Oh well, if Facebook says it is so it must be...they were so right about the value of the company before their IPO ya know....why even bother holding an election...let's just innaugurate him tomorrow and let the world mop the floor with us for 4 more years.

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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WOW!!! You mean to say the page of a man who has been the leader of the entire nation and has been worldfamous for roughly 5 years has a bigger followiing than a guy who was pretty much, comparatively, unknown until relatively recently??? I am floored by this astonishing revalation.

Ugh, just more pettiness and divisive tripe fromm the OP!!
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meriana
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

It's just an interesting little side-note. I don't think the polls are all that indictative of who will win either because people tend to be rather fickle. They may like a candidate and plan to vote for him/her but then...something changes their mind and it could be something as silly as a discovery that the candidate likes a movie or type of food, the voting person has a strong dislike of.

No one know who is going to win an election until the votes are in and properly counted.

grandmab125
by Gold Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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Dumb article.  Mitt's supporters are a more mature group, and a lot of them probably don't have Facebook.  Actually, Facebook has seen quite a drop in users this past year in the US.  A lot of those who dropped it, are probably ticked because they paid more for the stock they bought, than it was actually worth when it went public.  More mature people don't see the need to blab every detail of their daily life all over a social network.

GotSomeKids
by Silver Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:08 AM

Great for Facebook......

krysstizzle
by DeepThought on Sep. 13, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Wasn't there an elementary school somewhere that did mock elections every election year, and they had this really long-running status of predicting the winner? That's what this made me think of. 

Other than that, meh.

JonJon
by Ruby Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 1:11 AM

 Right.  Letterman always does a cookie thing.  The Presidential candidate's wife has the most favored cookie wins.

 

paganbaby
by Teflon Don on Sep. 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM

bump

blessedmom0811
by New Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Great!!!!!!
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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Sep. 13, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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Just one more reason why we need voter ID laws....

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