Hashtag battle: #RomneyInTwoWords vs. #ObamaInTwoWords


The presidential campaign of 2012 played out on Twitter today as supporters of President Barack Obama and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney waged an online battle of brevity via the hashtags #RomneyInTwoWords and #ObamaInTwoWords.

As best as we can tell, the skirmish started this afternoon when Obama supporters mocked Romney via the hashtag #RomneyInTwoWords:

#RomneyInTwoWords One Percent!

— Blivits (@Ajblivits) June 21, 2012

#RomneyInTwoWords Moronic Mormon

— Darcy (@brooklinegirl) June 24, 2012

Born Rich #RomneyInTwoWords

— TheNewDeal (@TheNewDeal) June 24, 2012

Pandering robot. #RomneyinTwoWords

— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) June 24, 2012


Bain Capital #RomneyInTwoWords

— TheNewDeal (@TheNewDeal) June 24, 2012

It was a valiant effort, but it didn’t take long before Romney supporters were able to partially hijack the hashtag for their own purposes:



#RomneyInTwoWords obvious choice

— reid wolin (@reidtwolin47) June 25, 2012

#RomneyInTwoWords Truth Equalizer

— CHHR (@CHHR01) June 25, 2012

#RomneyInTwoWords Actually Vetted

— Ryan Fedrizzi (@Vote4Fedro) June 25, 2012

Better yet, Romney supporters started their own hashtag, #ObamaInTwoWords:

#ObamaInTwoWords Class Warfare

— Donna AlphaBitchTeer (@izzyjsmom) June 24, 2012

#ObamaInTwoWords Idealistic Neophyte

— 1 More Obama Victim (@PepeSnead) June 25, 2012

#ObamaInTwoWords – One term

— Illegal Alien (@rovibe71) June 24, 2012

#ObamaInTwoWords Unemployment King

— Donna AlphaBitchTeer (@izzyjsmom) June 24, 2012

#ObamaInTwoWords Were Fucked

— John Reyes (@MyDaddyReyesTho) June 25, 2012

As of this writing, #ObamaInTwoWords is a trending topic in the United States, whereas #RomneyInTwoWords is not. Advantage: Romney.

Today’s victory for pro-Romney forces demonstrates yet again that Twitter, unlike many social media sites, is a forum in which Republicans can at least hold their own.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/06/24/hashtag-battle-romneyintwowords-vs-obamaintwowords/