I was doing a little housecleaning on my Twitter account… as I climb toward 1,800 followers, I thought I’d weed out some of those I follow in a quest to get under 600, so I could brag that I had three times as many followers as I follow, instead of my old standard of twice as many (the ways being one of the Twitterati can mess with your head is truly embarrassing)… and I ran across @JonHuntsman.
So I did what I do with others I’m unsure of — I checked to see what his last Tweet was. And I was startled to see that it was this:
As you can see, that was transmitted at 1:56 p.m. on Jan. 15.
OK, now, remember the sequence of events on that day…
The State‘s endorsement ran that morning.
Around 9 p.m. that night, the news broke that he was dropping out of the primary.
So… it was widely known that he was dropping out only about seven hours after he — or perhaps I should say his campaign — was Tweeting out how pleased he was by The State‘s endorsement.
Yeah, a guy who’s going to drop out can still be appreciative — maybe even especially appreciative — of kind words. But why would he bother Tweeting it? Especially when he’s not much of a Tweeter to start with (his last Tweet before that was five days old).
Of course, I’ve been told there were people in his SC campaign who didn’t know he was dropping out until after media had contacted them. A confusing time.
But I thought this was a mildly interesting footnote.
Oh, and yeah, I’ll be dropping him from my “follow” list.