Twitter has become the sparring ground of the 2012 campaign, where verbal fisticuffs fly and campaigns test the strength of their opponents, all within the 140-character limit per message.
It’s become an instant source of spin for political operatives eager to guide coverage in the media and turn voters’ attention to issues they think will help the candidate.
It’s also now home to damage control as two of the lead voices of Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, senior adviser David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina, quickly posted their own messages Wednesday night in support of Ann Romney.
READ MORE: In real time, Twitter charges feisty White House campaign

Twitter has become the sparring ground of the 2012 campaign, where verbal fisticuffs fly and campaigns test the strength of their opponents, all within the 140-character limit per message.

It’s become an instant source of spin for political operatives eager to guide coverage in the media and turn voters’ attention to issues they think will help the candidate.

It’s also now home to damage control as two of the lead voices of Democratic President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, senior adviser David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina, quickly posted their own messages Wednesday night in support of Ann Romney.

READ MORE: In real time, Twitter charges feisty White House campaign