Last night’s Presidential debate, the second, was moderated by a woman (Candy Crowley), a first in 20 years, and held at Hofstra University. The town hall format had the candidates answering questions from a group of self-declared undecided voters.
In 90 minutes, topics covered were the future of jobs after college, economic questions, immigration, equal pay for women, and Benghazi. Also in those 90 minutes, 7.2 million Tweets were sent, according to Twitter. That’s not a record though. The first debate saw about 10 million tweets, making it the most tweeted U.S. political event ever.
What were the top #debate Tweets?:
Jeremy, the college kid who asked about jobs:
But Twitter really blew up when the candidates were answering a question on equal pay for women. Romney said, ““And – and so we – we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet. I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women.”
Almost immediately, Tumblr pages called “Binders Full of Women” showed:
and my personal favorite:
All jokes aside, who do you think won this debate? What are your thoughts on Candy Crowley as moderator?