This should scare Democrats even more. People are starting to think about the economy, deficits, national debt and the lies from Obama.
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 first 54 hours after 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.
What caught our eye? The swing states of Virginia (where Ryan was announced) and New Hampshire were also high on the list:
Facebook-CNN talk meter scores
1. Rep. Paul Ryan 5.21
2. President Barack Obama 4.84
3. Vice President Joe Biden 4.01
4. Gov. Mitt Romney 3.74
For perspective, when Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history on July 31, he registered a 6.51 on the same 1-10 scale.
Top 10 states + D.C. buzzing about Ryan
1. Washington, D.C.
4. New Hampshire
10. North Carolina
Note: The talk meter calculates a jump in buzz, so Ryan’s relative anonymity helped him jump up the talk meter scale. Yet the growth wasn’t just in buzz, but also in “likes” — the Facebook term for social approval which enables people to follow your moves closely and voice their support to their social networks.
Ryan’s new fan page has grown from zero to more than half a million fans, already topping that of the sitting vice president, Joe Biden.