It seems so familiar. Where did we learn the word? Bambi. That's right, Bambi. According to allwords.com it is a portmanteau word
from twitter + pated, i.e., having one's pate (head) in a twitter (confused). First seen in the Disney movie w:Bambi, BambiWho is the latest to become twitterpated? Who is the very latest to jump on the most up-to-date technology of 2008? According to the allpolitics blog from the JS
The tweets so far may be less than earth shattering, but Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker plans an abundance of tweets on Twitter in his Republican campaign for governor.So there you have it. Walker has joined the tweeting class and he's knocking down the barriers between him and his fans.
From his first campaign stop of the day in Green Bay: "There was some incredible excitement in Green Bay. Keep it going to Wausau!"That's the spirit. A good use of Twitter as a campaign tool. It was short and to the point. It conveyed a sense of building momentum and set a goal for his supporters at the next stop. How could he build on that? Let's look at an earlier post.
"Eating the ham and cheese I make at at home and bring in for lunch."Okay. That's not a show-stopper but it will slow it down. The truth is that Twitter is nearing its 14th minute. Even hard core tweeters are figuring out that it's really a high tech version of the CB radio.
The biggest Twitter discussion of the past week was whether CNN's Breaking News feed or Ashton Kutcher would have the most subscribers. When your success ratio is being measured against the Punk'd guy there might be longevity issues.
But let's give Walker the benefit of the doubt (He could use an easy week before the Neumann Negativity Field starts to envelop him) and pretend that the tech isn't making a loop behind the tow boat and swerving towards the shark tank. Walker has 16 months of tweeting until the Primary election and, heaven forfend, another two to get to the General. If he tweets three times a day until then what will he be reduced to tweeting.
I'll open it to you all in a moment, but first, a few of my projections.
May 24, 2009 Excitement is building as we head for Bowler. My wife and children are looking forward to the parade.But you go ahead and add your own Walker tweets. It'll be fun
June 15, 2009 We have to beat Jim Doyle. I don't know why Mark is saying these awful things about me.
July 4, 2009 Ha, I'll bet you won't see Jim Doyle at any TEA parties today.
July 26, 2009 Today I made a tuna on whitebread sandwich, just to be a little daring.
August 15, 2009 Does anybody know a good RV airconditioner repairman near Cascade?
September 7, 2009 Jim Doyle is Satan
October 31, 2009 I'll be you won't see Jim Doyle at any of the Hallowe'en TEA parties tonight.
January 29, 2010 Another ham and cheese? Another ham and cheese?
Feb 1, 2010 Mark Neumann is Satan
Feb 12, 2010 It's felt good to be speaking at the Dumptruck County Lincoln Day dinner. The 7 people who showed up were very enthusiastic.
April 14, 2010 I'd like to thank my supporters over the past 12 months. We put in a strong run but today I am announcing that I'll be putting my support into get