It appears that the Romney campaign thought that the Colorado shooting was the perfect time to go on a Twitter follower buying spree. With the media all covering the horrible shooting, they assumed no one would notice if they added 100,000 new Twitter followers in a day, but they were wrong.
No explanation can be found in the news… cycle for why a candidate that is not even campaigning has seen such a dramatic spike in his number of Twitter followers.
It is possible that 100,000 people woke up yesterday and today, and decided that now would be a great time to start following Mitt Romney.
But the likely truth is just like the awkward and unpopular rich kid that he is, it looks like Mitt Romney is having to buy his friends on Twitter.