Yesterday was Election Day and, across the Twittersphere, people made their observations of the day known to the world. 31 millions of comments were made, which smashed all of the records. Below are my picks for the 5 best tweets from Election Day 2012.
Jerry Paffendorf from Detroit's nearby Corktown neighborhood leads off my picks with his commentary on the stickers they were handing out at the polls.
damn. the voting machines in detroit are paying out like gangbusters. get sticker rich quick! go vote right now! twitter.com/WELLO/status/2…
— Jerry Paffendorf (@WELLO) November 6, 2012
Mike Monteiro offered a simple observation for those who were stuck waiting to vote in long lines across America.
Susan B. Anthony waited 52 years to vote. You can wait a few hours.
— Mike Monteiro (@Mike_FTW) November 6, 2012
Democratic political consultant Joe DiSano offered this reaction to some of the Republican commentators that he saw on the airwaves late last night/early this morning.
Key take away from the election. GOP needs to go harder right.Heh.I hope that’s the lesson they walk away with.
— Joe DiSano (@joedisano) November 7, 2012
Tiffany Boyte, however, offered a more down to Earth take on this election right before she went with her family to cast a ballot for Governor Mitt Romney.
Polls close in 5 hours...after that everyone can finally stop pretending they know everything.
— Tiffany Boyte (@TiffanyBoyte) November 6, 2012
Of course, my absolute favorite tweet of the day came from David Kurtz of TalkingPointsMemo.com.
To spouses of journos/politicos: All the stuff your significant other promised to do *after* the election? That doesn't mean *tomorrow*It always amazes me how much wit and wisdom some people are able to cram into 140 characters. My thanks go out to each of these individuals for sharing their thoughts with the world.
— David Kurtz (@TPM_dk) November 6, 2012