On Facebook, Romney’s ‘47%’ comments generate more buzz than his RNC speech


CNN‘s Gut Check reports that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s “47 percent” comments register higher than his Republican National Convention speech on Facebook. Romney’s one-liner ranked a 5.1 (on a 10-point scale) on the Facebook Talk Meter on Monday. This is slightly higher than he scored the night of his speech in Tampa (a 5.04).

The quip also registered a touch higher than First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (5.06). It falls below Hurricane Isaac (5.24); NFL kick-off (6.41); former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC (7.08); and President Barack Obama’s Charlotte speech (7.28). The comment seems to have resonated the most with men over the age of 35. Women between 55-64 also seem to be buzzing about this.