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Friday, May 4, 2012

Obama's Julia Meme

Posted by Alex Zielinski on Fri, May 4, 2012 at 11:14 AM

The internet (read: Twitterverse) has been blowing up over the Obama campaign's recent infographic following the life of imaginary US citizen, Julia. The interactive graphic follows Julia from the age of 3 to 67, comparing how the Obama administration will take better care of her throughout life than the Romney administration. At the least, it's a clever way to hook the visually-turned-on web folks.

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For example, "Under President Obama: During college, Julia undergoes surgery. It is thankfully covered by her insurance due to a provision in health care reform that lets her stay on her parents' coverage until she turns 26.Under Mitt Romney: Health care reform would be repealed—Romney says he'd 'kill it dead.'" The graphic goes on to tackle education, womens' reproductive rights, small buisness needs and retirement.

This catchy graphic has had the Twitter world talking. The conversation—sparking both grumpy and hilarious responses—led to the creation of the #julia hashtag.

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