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Barack Obama to Tweet Personally: Is This a Good Use of His Time?

Politics 2011/06/18 22:09:11
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Though he's had a Twitter account since 2007, in the months leading up to the 2012 election, President Obama will begin sending his very own tweets, not just those written by his staff.

The big news: the president himself will be tweeting on occasion, according to TechCrunch. Each presidential tweet will be signed "-BO."

To this point, Obama's White House staff has been posting for him to @BarackObama. He's joked in the past about having never tweeted, but that will soon change.

Also notable is that the President's 2012 campaign staff will start managing his Twitter and Facebook accounts, effective immediately, rather than the White House staff.


Are personal tweets a good use of Obama's time?

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  • $$*gat*$$ BL39 2011/06/18 22:30:52 (edited)
    No
    $$*gat*$$ BL39
    +24
    this man has no mind of his own, some 20 something idiot told him to do this,, what a loser,, this is not what a prez needs to be doing,, their are millions out of work, not that he cares,,,,, now I have to send the army out to mess with him on twitter,, what a dumb ass move

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  • Bob DiN Diana 2011/06/20 06:58:19
    Bob DiN
    +2
    When he's on vacation?
  • Darnel Bob DiN 2011/06/20 16:48:00
    Darnel
    The sad part?
    The sheeple on the right believe the talking heads,... they call Obama golfing on a weekend a "vacation"
    They call Obama going home to Hawaii because of his dying grandmother a "vacation"
    They point at ANYTHING he does that they themselves do w/o comment and cry about how he shouldn't do it.

    These losers don't really know how he spends his time, but anything that they can whine about,... they do.
  • Bob DiN Darnel 2011/06/20 16:50:52
    Bob DiN
    Obama is a blundering loser. If wish he would go on vacation and never come back.
  • Darnel Bob DiN 2011/06/20 16:54:47
    Darnel
    This of course is a sheeple opinion,.. no heat - But I'm pretty sure you don't have any examples,.. just the stuff I hear bleated about by the talking heads,.. almost always out of context to make the point and always never giving the full story.

    I can remember a few times when Rush Limbaugh called him such things,.. then the full story came out on what was going on and Rush "quietly" changed the subject because he obviously had been talking out of his azz.
  • Bob DiN Darnel 2011/06/20 17:35:39
    Bob DiN
    Where have you been under a rock. Talking heads give me a break! I get from the food, gas and heating oil bills I pay. Also from people I know who can't get a job. Maybe you didn't know he got us into a war with Libya that is no threat to us and have no business being in THERE civil war.
  • Darnel Bob DiN 2011/06/20 18:09:10
    Darnel
    Seriously,.. Gas is going down,.. contrary to what the right said,.. food and heating bills have peaked and are also going down,.. none of which were the responsibility of the President in the first place.

    You ignore the fact that Unemployment is going down and point at unemployed friends,.. I live in a county (Southern California) where there is a surplus of technical positions and read in the news last week that the problem is really a matter of a combination of training and what people are willing to do. There are jobs out there - but there are too many people who either think the jobs available are below them, or refuse to change occupations.

    I sneer at the unemployed real estate people for example - they need to just quit their bitching and choose another line of work.

    The talking heads call the current crap with Libya a "war" that the US is in,... no one else on the planet is. If it's a "war" it is one that the UN started and we are only supporting the UN as PROMISED.

    So,.. we should be like other piss-ant countries that don't keep their word globally and pick and choose what commitments we keep?

    No thanks.
  • warrior005 2011/06/19 22:04:07
    Yes
    warrior005
    +1
    I don't have tweeter account just because i don't do anything interesting anyways. As for the president, he is a busy guy with a lot of pressure. Personally tweeting might give him some kind of relief, sense of personal time, weight off his shoulders. But it depends on whether or not he wants it.
  • Keen Tojones 2011/06/19 21:34:41
    No
    Keen Tojones
    +3
    Not a good move. But let's hope he won't be exposing himself.
  • Bob DiN Keen To... 2011/06/20 06:58:54
    Bob DiN
    +1
    Anthony Weiner is giving him lessons.
  • baboula 2011/06/19 21:34:38
    No
    baboula
    +4
    but if it keeps him from doing more damage to this country then more power to him
  • Tuna 2011/06/19 21:28:21
    No
    Tuna
    +3
    Would sombody PLEASE unplug that laser? sombody unplug laser focus like a laser on jobs
  • Tom Harvey 2011/06/19 21:25:26
    Yes
    Tom Harvey
    It will give us more of an insight to the man rather than just what we're told my the media. I like it, puts him just a little more in touch with the common man, but only a little seeing as the common man usually doesn't use twitter.
  • Tuna Tom Harvey 2011/06/19 21:30:16
    Tuna
    He seems like a nice enough guy; just no experience. Seems too smart to let the oligarchy make a slave of himself.
  • Tom Harvey Tuna 2011/06/19 22:09:22
    Tom Harvey
    Yeah, he's the kind of President you could go for a beer with, which is why it will be nice to have him actually tweeting from his own account. Unless he pulls a Wiener, no pun intended, this can only go well for him.
  • Tuna Tom Harvey 2011/06/20 11:27:10
    Tuna
    One thing is for sure; we have to change. The socialist policies of FDR (New Deal) and LBJ (Great Society) those have caught up with us; our economy will NEVER ne able to sustain all that socialism.
  • Lisa Tom Harvey 2011/06/20 07:18:40
    Lisa
    He is no commoner ...wake up he has an agenda! Getting re elected so he can more damage to the USA!
  • Tom Harvey Lisa 2011/06/20 19:34:48
    Tom Harvey
    What's wrong with having an agenda? It's clear he's doing this to get votes but that's what EVERY politician does. It's kind of how they get their jobs.
  • sally 2011/06/19 21:22:47
    No
    sally
    +2
    I think that Twitter is a waste of time, and Myspace, Facebook, Tumblr, MyYearbook, even Sodahead :P
  • BiGfAtSoNoFaB*TcH 2011/06/19 21:11:27
    Yes
    BiGfAtSoNoFaB*TcH
    I know he's very busy, but it's good for him to do so when he can.
  • dhellew2 2011/06/19 21:05:08
    No
    dhellew2
    +4
    Perhaps yes might be a better answer. If he tweets enough he wouldn't have time to commit more crimes against America.
  • Simaru 2011/06/19 20:30:33
    Yes
    Simaru
    Everyone need a break. Everyone wants to be apart of something bigger. Using it every second of every day no, that's not appropriate, but being completely excluded that's a bit much...
  • John-Mi... Simaru 2011/06/19 23:19:19
    John-Michael
    +3
    He is already part of something bigger. The destruction of America, Doesn't get much bigger that that unless he was really trying to do something constructive for the country. Did I say that? Hey everybody, Look.....I made a funny.....Something constructive.....Ha Ha Ha.....
  • jackolantyrn356 2011/06/19 20:16:46
    No
    jackolantyrn356
    +3
    But he has little else to ocupy his time since he has to wait to play golf until daylight, has all the country wrapped up for his Marxist Delivery who ever that is and he's got to get started on his re-election strategy. Its already done by those folks who sytole it the 1t time. Everybody want ds to be a Marx-ist.
    (Well, "Duh!"..... the News people seem to make it seem that way.)
  • Lee The Hybrid Snowflake 2011/06/19 20:13:51
    Yes
    Lee The Hybrid Snowflake
    +4
    Sure why not, he has nothing better to do right?
  • Frank Butler 2011/06/19 19:59:30
    No
    Frank Butler
    +2
    When does Obama ever make the right call?
  • whipnet 2011/06/19 19:53:38
    Yes
    whipnet
    +1
    He should get tips from his comrade Weiner.

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  • turnright 2011/06/19 19:44:04
    Yes
    turnright
    +1
    Can he write in English?
  • What Didisay 2011/06/19 19:38:30
    Yes
    What Didisay
    +1
    Yes, maybe he'll stop playing so much golf - at least tweeting is CHEAPER!
  • Stan Kapusta 2011/06/19 19:38:05 (edited)
    Yes
    Stan Kapusta
    +1
    It's election time. You know it will stop after it. Hopefully he will get a fraction of what people are going through by Tweeting. I think at this point he is clueless.
  • Darnel 2011/06/19 18:48:57
    Yes
    Darnel
    +1
    I remain amazed at how much HE is not or "should not" be allowed to do that DOESN'T EVEN COME UP AS A QUESTION for anyone else.

    Holy crap,... can a person who says "NO" be ANY MORE BIASED????

    (And these fools wonder why some will call them racist?) Being a Racist at LEAST gives a reason for the ignorance in questioning whether the president can tweet or not.

    I remain AMAZED.
  • Curmudgeon 2011/06/19 18:45:21
    Yes
    Curmudgeon
    +2
    Maybe he'll do what a unnamed congressman did and will leave office early? :)
  • Power01 2011/06/19 18:43:16
    Yes
    Power01
    +1
    obama twit

    Now the administration will be transparent.
  • JCD aka "biz" 2011/06/19 18:39:32
    Yes
    JCD aka "biz"
    +2
    I'm going to open a Tweeter account to keep in touch with President Obama, like billions of people around the world.
  • John-Mi... JCD aka... 2011/06/19 23:22:23
    John-Michael
    +2
    My wife would kill me for Puking all over the house every day and the dog house is to small for two. I guess the dog could sleep inside if it came to that.
  • JCD aka... John-Mi... 2011/06/21 14:20:28
  • G 2011/06/19 18:26:35
  • Dugger712 2011/06/19 18:01:20 (edited)
    Yes
    Dugger712
    +2
    The GOP is so yesterday. The difference in victory or defeat will be on the message. We must expose republicans for what they are. Their agenda is to kill jobs here in the US and to ultimately destroy the middle class. When all of our jobs are gone and we are hungry and homeless we will be more than glad to work 14 hour days for $2.00 a day. Be a true Patriot Vote for progressive Democrats.
  • TrishHart Dugger712 2011/06/20 04:03:37
    TrishHart
    +1

    My gift to you friend. Peace, and pass it on.
  • Horace 2011/06/19 17:51:11
    No
    Horace
    +2
    Of course not, he has a country to run in a time of conflict and international recession, the last thing he needs to be doing is spending so much time tweeting that nothing gets done.
  • none 2011/06/19 17:39:13
    Yes
    none
    +1
    Better than constant vacations, 'I'm sorry for America tours', campaigning, longwinded speeches, and putting his foot in his mouth. The problem the Tweets will be BS and all about him like most things out of his mouth and I's sure there'll be someone there helping him just like his ever present teleprompter.

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