Sen. John McCain of Arizona asked for 74 more Twitter followers to reach the three-million mark.

The number of Twitter followers may have some intrinsic value in politics, and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona seems to be no exception to this rule.

McCain tweeted Monday morning asking for assistance in gathering more followers to become one of the few sitting senators with at least three million followers.

“We’re only 74 Twitter followers away from 3M – spread the word & help us reach this big milestone!,” McCain’s tweet said.

McCain’s tweet seemed to have the opposite effect – he began steadily losing followers. As of this writing, McCain has 2,989,328, a big deficit from the 74 he originally requested.

Stuff like:

“You’ll never make it you greedy, cowardly traitor!!!” and “Your vote for corporate jet deductions has cost you a lot of respect, hope that you can take time to read that horrific, terrible bill you voted for.”

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“Maybe if you rethink your tax bill vote you’ll get more followers… Your vote was so disappointing after all the nice talk about due process”

Check out his TwitterAudit:


1,359,764 Real
1,635,311 Fake

45% real followers

So most of his followers were fake anyway.


h/t KnotHead


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