Back in 2008, then Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was making news in because of his social media acumen. I remember attending a session on social media in which the presenter showed the comparison between Obama and his GOP rival John McCain.
The two weren’t even in the same league.
What about the current crop of candidates running for president? Wesley Hyatt of MMI Public Relations has graded Republican candidates running for president on their social media skills.
Moving to the head of the class are U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, who both earned an A-minus.
The candidate most needing improvement is former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who got a D-minus.
Will the GOP candidate with the best social networking skills be the nominee next year? The jury is still out. But having that presence can sure help.