Dr. Annette Bosworth’s U.S. Senate campaign today announced it has more than doubled the number of Facebook “Likes” of former two-‐term governor Mike Rounds.
“It’s awesome,” says Bosworth. “What we are seeing is real grassroots support for our message. This is about motivating South Dakotans to stand with us against big government. We’re inspiring the people, and they’re inspiring us to work even harder.”
And more recently, when a state legislator testified in committee that facebook views and likes were an indicator of broad based support? These were all Republicans pushing support, agreement and consent by decision of Mark Zuckerberg’s social media platform. They were all very deservedly mocked.
Yet somehow, fools and bad candidates still think Facebook views mean something in the big scheme of elections:
Last week on social media, a woman with a long history in South Dakota Democratic politics urged her friends to support Jay Williams on Nov. 8. He’d be a great member of the Public Utilities Commission, she said after reading about his position on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
There’s just one problem with that: Williams is running for the Senate.
Williams said he wants voters to “take a hard look at me.” To do so, he needs free media and “the great equalizer” — the internet. He said some of his Facebook posts have had 100,000 views.
“He said some of his Facebook posts have had 100,000 views.” Good luck Jay, with your efforts to rule Facebook. Too bad for you that’s not the race you should be paying attention to.