Town hall preisdential debate generates 7.2 million Tweets

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As the presidential candidates met at Hofstra University last night to answer questions from a group of self-declared undecided voters, viewers around the country came to Twitter to participate in the debate exchanges and offer their own commentary. Throughout the 90-minute debate, 7.2 million Tweets were sent.

The specific moments that generated the highest amounts of conversation were:

-Audience question to Romney on immigration (109,560 TPM)
-Obama to Romney: “You’re the last person to get tough on China” (108,619 TPM)
-Romney’s response to tax rates question (107,386 TPM)

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, 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.