Just because you’re a Republican presidential candidate doesn’t mean you automatically have a lot of Twitter followers. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s Twitter account has over 666,000 followers, which, yes, is more than you’ll ever have, but it’s a pitiful sum when compared to President Barack Obama, whose account has more than 17 million followers. Hey Sen. John McCain (1.7 million followers), how about sending Romney some “Follow Friday” love this Friday?
But Romney can at least take comfort that he has more followers than Vice President
Here are eleven other Twitter accounts that have more followers than Romney:
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The former Alaska governor tweets about candidates she supports and often criticizes the Obama administration to her more than 805,000 followers.
Justin Bieber's mom
Also known as Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber's mom uses her audience of more than 1,230,000 followers to promote her upcoming memoir, which carries the subtitle "The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom."
The first lady's Twitter account is mostly made up of tweets from the Obama 2012 campaign staff. Tweets from her are signed "-mo," but in the past month, her more than 1,161,000 followers have only seen five of those.
With more than 1,167,000 followers, Newark mayor Cory Booker has a lot more followers than Romney. It might have something to do with the mayor of the 68th largest city in the U.S. responding to constituent complaints and praise on a regular basis.
'Pee-wee's Playhouse' might have been canceled 21 years ago, but Pee-wee Herman has still managed to gain more than 1,258,000 followers who read his tweets about ice cream and random holidays.
If you're looking for tweets about pricey real estate and reality television, Donald Trump is not your guy. Trump prefers tweeting about politics to his more than 1,331,000 followers.
It seems like just yesterday Newt Gingrich was Romney's only serious Republican contender who also seriously wanted to build bases on the moon. But today, Gingrich's more than 1,463,000 followers aren't there for the space talk. Instead, Gingrich routinely tweets about zoos and zoo animals.
I don't know if the nearly 1,529,000 followers thought this was the real Will Ferrell, but the bio clearly states it's just a parody. Still, the fake account keeps its followers by tweeting jokes and retweeting a fake Will Smith account.
Carly Rae Jepsen
The girl has one song! One! (Well, only one that counts, anyway.) And sure, it's on the radio like all the time, but how does someone accumulate more than 1,605,000 followers from just one song?!? Tweet me, maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen.
Twitter wasn't the force during the 2008 presidential election that it is today, but the 2008 Republican candidate is faring much better on the social networking site than Romney. John McCain's more than 1,732,000 followers are treated to updates on Arizona's professional sports teams and legislation he backs.
President Obama is on his way to 18 million followers as Romney is still working up to his first million. Still, the President has a ways to go if he wants to catch up to the likes of Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears, so he shouldn't be too cocky. President Obama benefits from having a large number of foreign followers. According to PeekAnalytics, forty-six percent of his followers live outside the U.S., compared with only ten percent of Romney's followers.
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