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

June 21, 2011 4:58 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), who’s been publicly considering a run for the White House in recent days, will probably want to outsource the social media component of his presidential campaign if he does decide to run.

In a video address recorded for attendees at the Right Online conference in Minneapolis this weekend, Perry offered up more of the anti-federal government rhetoric that’s made him something of a rockstar among conservatives eager for somebody to shake up their boring presidential field.

He also reminded them “you can always follow me on Tweeter.”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):

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