The difference between Democrats and Republicans is demonstrated by the fact that Hillary Clinton was able to pile up 500,000 Facebook likes in the 15 minutes after her new page was launched compared to the 166,000+ that Jeb Bush has gotten since 2012.
National Journal reported on the Clinton Facebook support growth:
When you’re running for president in a social media world, people respond all at once, too: Clinton’s Facebook page received just over 470,000 likes within 10 minutes of launching. At the time of this writing, the page has 499,254 likes. A Facebook spokesperson said the page launched concurrently with Clinton’s announcement, which means it began with zero likes.
Topping the page is a link to Clinton’s official campaign website and her announcement video, Clinton’s announcement video, which has already garnered more than 13,000 likes.
In contrast to Clinton, Jeb Bush only has 166,000+ Facebook likes. Clinton will likely rapidly pass both Ted Cruz (1.2 million+ likes) and Rand Paul (1.8 million+) in Facebook likes. Unlike Mitt Romney in 2012, Clinton doesn’t have to buy fake social media likes and follows. The outpouring of support for Hillary Clinton is real, and it is impressive.
The support for Clinton’s new Facebook page continues to grow. Her campaign has now passed 515,000 likes and counting. If there was any doubt whether Democrats would be excited about former Sec. Clinton’s 2016 campaign that is being quickly put to rest.
Democrats are more than ready to support Hillary Clinton. The Facebook outpouring of support could be just the beginning of a show of Democratic strength that will remind the media, Republicans, and everyone else of exactly why Democrats have won five of the last six popular votes in presidential elections.