Tweeps weigh in on Super Tuesday

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  • GOP candidates engage social media for delegates
  • Twitter, Facebook filled with political discussion
Tweeps weigh in on Super Tuesday

The Internet is humming today with tweets, posts, status updates and pings related to Super Tuesday, but it's Twitter that's offered the most vibrant real-time political discussion.

Mashable has released an infographic showing which candidates getting the most buzz from social media in each of the states that are voting today. In all, 419 delegates are at stake, as 10 states hold primaries and caucuses.

Rick Santorum appealed to the Twitterverse for votes on Super Tuesday. “Today is #SuperTuesday & I ask for your vote. I’ve set forth ideas & vision that remind us of who we are. Join me in this fight.” On Facebook, he also sent a special status update to Georgia voters.

Newt caught napping -- literally

Meanwhile, some of the candidate's earlier remarks were a hot topic in cyberspace. Mother Jones tweeted a comment he'd made about single mothers that had the social networking site in a frenzy.

Newt Gingrich tweeted for votes as well. "#supertuesday is here! I humbly ask for your vote today for the Bold Reagan Conservative. #tcot#250gas." Also spreading around cyberspace about Georgia Republican? A video of him dozing off while about to give talking points on Israel. Sigh, the interwebs. 

Who Said it: Gingrich or Buzz Light Year?

Ron Paul blows up on social

Ron Paul tweeted out a link to an essay he wrote on fiscal plight of the country called “Fed up with the Fed.”

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham tweeted about several positions of the candidates, including this one:"Ron Paul on Romney's support for an individual mandate: I think it shows you that he is not a free-market conservative." 

Romney tries to outlast opponents

Mitt Romney tweeted midday that he was headed to the polls himself: “It’s Super Tuesday. Ann and I are voting in MA this afternoon. Click here if you need to find your polling place.” Also making the social rounds was a hilarious Romney "family" photo.

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Meanwhile President Barack Obama was busy touting tax breaks and jobs. Hot on Twitter was actor Aziz Ansari's tweet of a video of Obama calling him out. Earlier, the president's Twitter account reminded followers to buy T-shirts.

But the day was not without humor. "Lost" producer Damon Lindelof got in a one-liner that got several retweets: “Every Super Tuesday, I stare at objects and try to move them with my mind. And every Super Tuesday, I go to bed with a headache of sorrow.”

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