Several hours after President Obama used the term “Romnesia,” a portmanteau of his GOP opponent’s surname and “amnesia,” during a campaign speech in Virginia, the term topped Twitter’s trending topics in the US, showing once again that Twitter users are eagerly combing the 2012 election cycle for catchy phrases to hashtag.
The term “Romnesia” went viral on Friday, becoming a surprise hit with more than 18,000 tweets per hour during its peak at 1pm.
“If you come down with a case of Romnesia and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, here is the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions,” Obama said.
Of course, not all tweets containing the term “Romnesia” were flattering to the POTUS. Houston Texans running back Arian Foster’s take on the term was highly re-tweeted:
— Arian Foster (@ArianFoster) October 19, 2012
Being the social media POTUS, it’s possible that Obama got “Romnesia” from the internet instead of giving it to him, and his Twitter-happy followers are suffering some from the phenomenon themselves. Still, we hope it’s not the last hashtag funny to come out of this election before it wraps up in a few weeks.
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