Obama speech sets Twitter record

2012-09-07 07:24

Charlotte - US President Barack Obama's prime-time address to the nation accepting the Democratic presidential nomination for 2012 broke a new Twitter record for political traffic, the site said.

"A new record political moment on Twitter: @barackobama drives 52 757 Tweets per minute. Over 9 million Tweets sent about #DNC2012," the micro-blogging site tweeted.

Obama earlier implored Americans to grant him a second term to complete his battered crusade for change, warning of the starkest election choice in a generation.

The race between the president and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor and multi-millionaire businessman Mitt Romney, is neck-and-neck with fewer than nine weeks to go until election day.

  • Goodstuff - 2012-09-07 07:49

    Why is the best Africa can offer leading America? Why can Africa only bring out one man like this every generation? Where are the great leaders Africa needs, are they here, are they just corrupted by the wickedness around them? What we would give to have an Obama, instead we have a Zuma.

      kennedy.oliphant - 2012-09-07 10:22

      everything that needs to be given up my friend. we need our Mandela's, the Clintons and the Obama's but it all depends on the youth. do they prefer to be corrupt or not coz we are the future leaders and i believe only with the right mind set will we be able to make it.

  • preshen.govender.90 - 2012-09-07 07:56

    Obama is like South Africa mostly black with a little bit white in him

      dombolo.dambele - 2012-09-07 09:02

      geez your comment is tasteless...fecken toss!! if that was meant to be a joke then i guess i missed it....good thing is they arent trying to be Indian...its chaos out there!!

      pule.lepitla - 2012-09-07 11:52

      He had lots of spices before he commented!

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