Romney to host Google+ hangout today

Mitt Romney will host his second Google+ hangout today as Republican voters in Illinois cast their votes in the GOP primary where he is leading the polls.

Mitt Romney will host his second Google+ hangout today as Republican voters in Illinois cast their votes in the GOP primary where he is leading the polls.

The discussion will take place at 1:45 pm CT on Romney's page, and was advertised on the campaign's Facebook page, as well as listed on the Google search page and the technology company's politics blog as the "first in a series" of Google+ hangouts with GOP presidential candidates.

Questions can be asked by using the #AskMitt hashtag on Google+.

In November, Romney teamed with Fox News to take questions from the public via a hangout. At the time, the campaign said it would consider doing so again.

President Obama has also hosted chats on his Google+ page.

While the number of those who have added the Mitt Romney campaign page to their Google+ circles or Google "liked" is less than half of those who have done the same for the "Obama for America" campaign page (358,958 vs. 788,119), it demonstrates the Republican front-runner's social media know-how as we head toward the general election.

Both pages make the Rick Santorum Google+ page look downright anemic at 3,248. Newt Gingrich who is trailing a distant third in Illinois today, as well as in delegate math, has nearly as many Google+ fans as Romney, though.

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