Facebook hemorrhage continuesSubmitted by McClarinJ on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 14:30
More grim news on the campaign over at Debra Medina's facebook page to overtake opponent Rick Perry in facebook fans. The prospect of reaching this objective By Mar. 2 is about nil.
Tuesday 2/16 9:30 AM
Hutchison 14,942 fans
Medina 19,587 fans
Perry 24,121 fans
Satuday 2/26 8:35 AM
Hutchison 15,329 fans (+387)
Medina 23,523 fans (+3,936)
Perry 28,431 fans (+4,310)
As of 8:35 AM Saturday Rick Perry has gained 374 more new facebook fans than Debra Medina since Tuesday morning Feb. 16 and is now 4,908 fans ahead of Debra.
Perry has regained momentum over Medina, who had closed the gap by over 800 new fans just after midnight early Wednesday morning.
The loss probably results from her having outraged "truthers" and truther sympathizers by agreeing with radio talk host Mark Davis that the 9/11 truth movement and associated beliefs are "despicable."
Many decried this new Medina position as a betrayal or at least a sign that she was willing to be bullied into adopting neoconservative views and apparently took the additional step of cancelling their fan status on Medina's facebook page, effectively blunting the impact of her new fan signups.
Here are the three candidates' facebook pages:
Please sign up as a Debra Medina fan if you haven't already done so.