Democrats are hoping they’ve found a secret weapon for winning back the House in 2012: Twitter.Yeah, nothing like repetition of mindless sloganeering, like, say, tax cuts for the rich or pay their fair share. One thing we can count on is for Democrats to always be original with the talking points.
House Democrats say that while they may be outnumbered, they stand to come out ahead by becoming more savvy to social media to stay more directly connected to the public.
“We know that we’re up against a team of about 43 think tanks on the other side. ... But when you engage them in a good debate, they’re shallow. They have no other place to go except to keep saying the same things over and over again,” Rep. Mike Honda told attendees of the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting in February.
“I think when we have more air time and utilize technology ... we can focus on getting control back of Congress in 2012,” he said.Yes, more air time is exactly what they need. It's as if we never see these Democrats represented on television, camera-shy creatures that they are.