Romney Losing 11 'Likes' Per Minute
But he still has 12M fans on Facebook
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff | Suggested by Mad
Posted Nov 13, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Mitt Romney's Facebook page.   (Facebook)

(Newser) – One of the consequences of losing a presidential election in the age of Facebook: You lose a lot of "likes," too. Mitt Romney has been getting "unliked" on Facebook at quite a quick clip, CNN reports. When the Washington Post took a look at his Facebook page Friday, he was losing 593 likes per hour. By Saturday, Mashable noted that it was up to 847 unlikes an hour. As of this morning, Romney was hemorrhaging about 11 likes per minute, according to CNN. (To watch Romney lose Facebook friends in real time, check out

Of course, the former presidential contender still has more than 12 million fans on Facebook and more than 1.7 million Twitter followers—and it's not like he's been doing much to retain his fan base, having posted just one message since losing the election. Paul Ryan and the RNC have also been quiet on social media since Election Day.

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Nov 13, 2012 9:51 PM CST
OMG!!!! like i totally can't believe he's loosing likes so fast. Like, i totally like to like and dislike stuff. Society continues to hit new low points.
Nov 13, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Progressive liberls have been stuck on Bush for 4 now I suspet, they will be stuck on Romney until 2016?
Nov 13, 2012 4:42 PM CST
..., goes to prove that the social media engagement was squarely aimed at getting elected; not reaching out and engaging with voters as a token of personality ..., gosh, what a surprise ...