Obama sets Twitter record with DNC speech

A Secret Service agent looks on as President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

September 7, 2012 2:28:22 PM PDT
President Barack Obama has set a new record on Twitter.

An average of nearly 53,000 tweets were sent out per minute during his nomination speech. That's compared to Republican rival Mitt Romney, who averaged a little more than 14,000 tweets per minute during his speech last week in Tampa.

According to Twitter, the president's top-tweeted messages last night were:

  • 43,646: "I'm no longer just the candidate, I'm the President"
  • 39,002: "I will never turn medicare into a voucher"
  • 38,597: Discussing Medicare
  • 37,694: "We don't think government can solve all our problems..."
  • 34,572: Quips about the Olympics and "Cold War mind warp"
Read more about the DNC's record-setting night in Twitter's blog.