Because a lot of people are asserting they do, for better or worse. Today, the Georgia GOP in their infinite wisdom launched a social media push in support of Governor Deal with the hashtag of #WeKnowNathan. It would be cute if it didn’t go so tragically wrong.
First, think of hashtags like campaign signs: you don’t win elections or even change public opinion with them. They are used for name/subject recognition only. Second, twitter is a younger sourced social media option. Believe it or not, Facebook is being inundated with my parents’ generation (and even my grandparents’ generation), while twitter is being used by younger and younger folks. ICYMI, the younger generation also typically (but not always) leans left. Which leads me to my last rule: don’t use hashtags when you are trying to defend someone in the court of public opinion because EVERYONE has equal access to the conversation and it can change direction and go south….quickly.
The DPG Better Georgia has answered this push with a url wth the same name. Seriously, Republicans, did that thought not occur to you?
It’s a long way to November, y’all. Thankfully, football season begins in 40 days and we can direct this aggression in more productive ways. Cluck femson.