Okay, this is stupid. The social media tracking website Klout says Mitt Romney is "influential" about the topic of homophobia.
The Right Sphere notes that there are two things wrong about that determination - the "inexplicable" algorithm Klout uses to score social media influence, and the failure by Mitt Romney's staff to police his social media presence.
Suffice it to say this denotation of Romney as, basically, homophobic, is indicative of the randomness of the underlying process they seem to use. A handful of blog posts about Romney signing a pledge, an exchange with a gay veteran and a few other cross-referencing articles do not make an individual influential on such a topic when Mitt Romney has clearly been speaking about numerous other issues in greater detail and far more frequently.
Here, though, I will take the Romney campaign staff to task: it seems the campaign staff for Mitt’s candidacy has been caught like a deer in the headlights. Poor debate prep, mixed and unfocused messages, and an overall failure to have stepped on the “aggression accelerator” months ago have all contributed to Romney’s inability to separate himself from the GOP field when he had the opportunity.
This latest failure to track his social media presence is not by itself an epic failure but is indicative of a campaign that is certainly in disarray.