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The Smack a Candidate Site Puts Obama and Romney in the Ring

By: Vivian Lau - Published: Aug 25, 2012 • References: smackacandidate and fastcocreate
The Smack a Candidate site lets disgruntled Americans channel their political frustration through a Tweet-powered Presidential boxing match.

When you Tweet with the hashtags #smackromney or #smackobama, Smack a Candidate tallies the punches thrown on a running scoreboard. On special match days, these Tweets will power toy figurines of both candidates that you can actually watch smack each other through a live feed. Such match days are set on Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Presidential and Vice-Presidential debate days, designated fight nights and of course, during the official election day (November 9). The Smack a Candidate site is just another phenomenal example of how social media has changed the way we express our sentiments -- in this case, it produces tangible repercussions.

The brilliant concept gives Americans an idea of who would win a hypothetical slugfest -- and if you're particularly opinionated, it's the closest to showing the undesirable politician how you really feel. Get Smacking!