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Rick Perry Implores Conservatives To Follow Him On 'Tweeter' (VIDEO)

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It was an ironic moment, given the fact that Perry was addressing the very conservatives for whom "the tweeter" is most important, the bloggers and social networkers of Right Online. Nevertheless, the audience in Minneapolis was appreciative of the address and gave his video a long ovation.

Another irony: Perry was accepting Right Online's award for new media activism.

Watch the moment (and Perry's whole clip):