Old Romney Facebook post goes viral after his defeat
Every day, the Daily Dot finds something that people on Facebook are sharing and, in turn, shares it with you—with a little explanation. Here's today's share.
A strangely worded, 13-month-old Facebook message from Mitt Romney is getting renewed traction in the wake of his defeat in the presidential election.
Clearly meant to indicate that Obama wouldn’t make the U.S. the strongest nation on earth and that Romney would, it’s short and utterly confusingly written:
“If you do not want America to be the strongest nation on Earth, I am not your president. You have that president today.”
The post was written back when Romney was still running for the Republican nomination (and back when he had far fewer Facebook likes), so it’s impossible to gauge how many of the its 250,000 likes came in earnest last year versus how many are from this second wave of interest. Several thousand of the most recent comments are from Wednesday, though.
A majority of new comments indicate, however, that those who like the page mistakenly think Romney, who offered a gracious concession speech to Obama Tuesday evening, is bitterly and strangely lashing out at the president on Facebook after losing.
“Thank you for being my voice Mitt,” Robert Renzine wrote .
“How ridiculous and ultimately childish can this man truly be...seriously folks off the playground and put on your big boy pants Mitt,” added Amy Joyce.
At least a few users sat back and enjoyed mistaken people from both sides of the aisle bicker with each other.
“I find this horribly entertaining,” wrote Erin Lowery.
Photo via Mitt Romney/Facebook