With the republican primary looking like it will go to Connie Mack IV, I thought it would be nice to check in on how the candidates are doing on Twitter:
Connie Mack’s Twitter activity is like Tigger: bouncy bouncy bouncy. Endorsements keep rolling in for him, and his focus has to be shifting to the general election. But there’s still not a lot of mentions of Bill Nelson in tweets about Mack, so November is not yet on the public’s radar.
McCalister, on the other hand, has flatlined. I actually panicked for a moment thinking I must have missed his pulling out of the campaign. But no, he’s still there. Twitter was never his thing, to be fair.
George LeMieux is still around, but he too almost lost his pulse on Twitter until the Florida Federation of Young Republicans annual conference produced a surge of activity. Now days, I think his name is mostly mentioned in the context of Charlie Crist and the Jim Greer trial. George is stuck with Charlie like some sort of bad buddy movie.
But all’s not well on Twitter for Mack … there’s a shadow trailing him, keeping up but keeping his distance. That shadow is Bill Nelson, waiting for the general election cycle to get under way… Let’s see what happens with him towards the end of August.