NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- President Barack Obama re-election campaign's latest dig at Mitt Romney started trending worldwide on Twitter in less than half an hour on Friday.
The hashtag #Romnesia surfaced at 12:39 p.m. EDT from the president's Twitter account to slam his Republican opponent's history of being a so-called flip flopper.
"If you've come down with #Romnesia and can't remember the promises you've made, don't worry--Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions," the tweet said.
The president's campaign paid a fee for that specific tweet to be a promoted tweet.Twitter's Web site says promoted tweets are ordinary tweets purchased by advertisers who want to reach a broader audience than those that already follow them or find their tweets through the social media site's search function.
"If you've come down with #Romnesia and can't remember the promises you've made, don't worry--Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions."— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 19, 2012Less than 30 minutes after broadcasting the tweet, #Romnesia shot up as one of the top trending words worldwide and in the United States.
Huge! #Romnesia is trending worldwide and is now the #1 trending topic in the US.— Lis Smith (@Lis_Smith) October 19, 2012The president's campaign pulled the hashtag from a speech Obama made in Fairfax, Va. You can find the quotation beginning at 46 seconds in the video below. -- Written by Joe Deaux in New York. >Contact by Email. Follow @JoeDeaux