Sept. 21, 2011
Here are the Facebook numbers for the declared Republican presidential candidates as of the first day of autumn, 2011. The report will be updated periodically, but you can always find each candidate's current total by clicking on their name, which will take you to their respective Facebook pages.
Mitt Romney – 1,116,474 likes
Ron Paul – 516,600 likes
Michelle Bachmann – 462,108 likes
Herman Cain – 178,587 likes
Rick Perry – 163,199 likes
Newt Gingrich – 148, 194 likes
Gary Johnson - 134,833 likes
Rick Santorum – 28,026 likes
Jon Huntsman – 18,141 likes
Thaddeus McCotter – 15,032 likes
Buddy Roemer – 4,648 likes
Fred Karger – 3,440 likes
And what about the man the winner of the 2012 GOP nomination will face?
Barack Obama – 23,225,498 likes
Not that it matters when it comes time for voting (or will it?), but Obama has roughly eight times the "likes" of the entire GOP field combined!
The Punditty Project on Facebook – 20 likes (help me out here, people!)