President Obama has repeatedly urged his supporters this week to phone, email, and tweet Congressional Republicans that it's time to cut a deal on raising the debt limit. This afternoon, the official Obama 2012 Twitter account (@BarackObama) joined the fray, identifying GOP House members by name so that they could be deluged. A sample of what the Web 2.0 version of the bully pulpit looks like:
Massachusetts voters: Tweet @USSenScottBrown and ask him to compromise on a balanced deficit solution.
The lesson: you can afford to be less than subtle when you have more than 9 million followers.