Barack Obama's approval ratings may be down, but the President has one thing on the rise: his Twitter followers.Anyone using Twitter the past five days has noticed one thing: Merciless ridicule of Obama and Attack Watch. To insult people and claim Obama is some social media-savvy wizard is ridiculous.
The commander-in-chief reached the 10 million follower mark on Friday, making him the third most followed Twitter user behind Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, as first reported by Politico.
Obama has two accounts – the official White House one and another run by his 2012 campaign staff. The latter is the one that reached the follower milestone.
By Saturday morning, it had reached 10,098,373 followers.
The number of followers, while impressive, is right in line with Obama's social media-savvy campaign strategy.
And it seems like they are embracing their Twitter success.
The campaign announced on Friday that it was selling t-shirts that said "#Progress" – a call out to a popular Twitter hashtag used to support the President.
Remember when this guy was introduced as a media-savvy wizard? We haven't heard much from him lately.