Republican candidates are expressing their anger over today’s decision from the Supreme Court, which ruled 5-4 that states cannot ban same-sex marriages. Gay marriage will now be legal in all 50 states.
Tales from the Trail
Presidential hopefuls were quick to react on Twitter to the Supreme Court’s upholding of Obamacare. Not surprisingly, Republican candidates were angry and disappointed, while Democrats were celebrating.
Does Hillary Clinton think she is smarter than her husband? Does Jeb Bush think his last name entitles him to the presidency? If they haven’t said so, then Twitter is willing to say it on their behalf, using the trending hash tag #RejectedPrezCampaignSlogans
Where do Republican presidential hopefuls stand on permanently removing the Confederate flag from its place over the South Carolina State House in Columbia? The question over the flag, which many see as a symbol of racial hatred, surfaced after a white man shot dead nine black churchgoers in Charleston last week.
For campaign watchers, this was Trump week. After the real estate mogul announced on Tuesday that he was running for the White House, Facebook found that he was the top Republican candidate mentioned on the site. The Facebook data, which is less about popularity than about references to the individual, found that Trump’s announcement saw 3.4 million people produce 6.4 million interactions focused on him.