If social network interactions are any guide, then the Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare as a massive tax (which President Obama said he would not impose on the middle class) is bringing huge new energy to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Romney campaign spokesman Andrea Saul says that in the 24 hours since the ruling, Romney’s facebook page has picked up 28,000 new users while the Obama campaign has gained just 9,000. Additionally, the Romney page reports 493,000 engagements — likes, shares, comments — to 464,000 for the Obama campaign. But the most telling sign of enthusiasm may be in the percentage of the pages’ users who engaged in the past 24 hours. According to Saul, the Obama campaign saw 1.7% of its users engaged. The Romney campaign saw 23% of its users engaged.
Earlier we reported that the Romney campaign hauled in $4.6 million from 47,000 donors in the day since the ruling. The Obama campaign is now claiming that it has outraised the Romney campaign. But tellingly, the Obama campaign is not sharing any hard numbers so far, leading to the reasonable assumption that its claim to have outraised the Romney campaign is nothing more than spin.