Destination 270

SMU Students Analyze the 2012 Presidential Election

Political Humor in Twitter

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Media commentary on the presidential campaign is thorough and seems never ending.  If commentary on the Obama and Romney campaigns through regular news sources seems a bit tired to you, I would suggest looking a little outside the box—Twitter.

While people use Twitter to stay up to date on news and for social purposes, a variety of accounts exist as pure entertainment.  For the political junkie, I would suggest following an Obama or Romney parody account.  Meant to poke fun at each others campaigns, these accounts are good for a laugh in a realm more often than not taken a little too seriously.

Much like the success of politically satirical skits on Saturday Night Live, Twitter parodies serve as an outlet for people to express their approval and frustrations with the presidential election in a light-hearted way.

Here are some humorous twitter handles to follow in this election:

Obama:

@theUSpresident

@ThePresObama

@zombama

Romney:

@MexicanMitt

@SecretMitRomney

@MITTR0MNEY

@LeVraiMitt

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