As predicted, Twitter was the first outlet to break the announcement of Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential candidate. Late Friday night, the Romney camp sent a tweet that the decision would be publicized the next day. An hour later, NBC tweeted that Romney chose Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.
The Twitter handle @PaulRyan attracted 60,000 followers in its first eight hours. However, in spite of this, a USAT/Gallup poll show that 42 percent of Americans think Ryan is a merely “fair” or “poor” choice by Romney.
Twitter’s assessment of the candidate, based on user sentiment, is that most of their site has a fairly positive attitude about Ryan.