On Facebook, Romney’s ‘47%’ comments generate more buzz than his RNC speech

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CNN‘s Gut Check reports that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” comments register higher than his Republican National Convention speech on Facebook. Romney’s one-liner ranked a 5.1 (on a 10-point scale) on the Facebook Talk Meter on Monday. This is slightly higher than he scored the night of his speech in Tampa (a 5.04).

The quip also registered a touch higher than First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (5.06). It falls below Hurricane Isaac (5.24); NFL kick-off (6.41); former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC (7.08); and President Barack Obama’s Charlotte speech (7.28). The comment seems to have resonated the most with men over the age of 35. Women between 55-64 also seem to be buzzing about this.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.