The Clinton campaign has trotted out a new campaign ad featuring Sen. Al Franken, and backed it with a YouTube video featuring Franken reading tweets responding to his own postings about the Democratic candidate.
Who are these people?
@rtelmore is Ryan Elmore of Denver, who is a data cruncher and business college student. His Twitter page is not at all political. Also, his tweet isn’t mean, for the record.
@robinmarsack is Robin Marsack Barber of Michigan. She’s a Bernie Sanders supporter. Also, for the record, her tweet isn’t mean.
@geeksanddinks is an account that doesn’t exist.
@ByYourLogic is an unnamed person who acknowledged today that he actually likes Al Franken.
— WHERE'S COLLY?? (@ByYourLogic) February 25, 2016
@roughacres – is R.L. McKee of New York City, who appears to have New York values and doesn’t mean tweet.
In selecting the tweets to respond to, Franken/Clinton actually ignored some pretty pointed ones responding to his pro-Clinton tweets, almost all of them from Sanders supporters.
It’s an interesting campaign tactic — giving publicity to a candidate’s biggest detractors.
— Nora Dunn (@noradunn) February 2, 2016
— Damned Liberal (@DamnedLiberal) January 30, 2016
— Jeffrey Christ (@JeffreyChrist54) January 30, 2016
— Mike Shumaker (@mikeinminnesota) February 19, 2016
— Feel the Surge (@SidewaysView) February 19, 2016
@alfranken By "us" Al means most of GOP congress who voted for the Iraq lie, those who think young African-Americans are "super-predators."
— Arthur (@Atroarturo) February 25, 2016