Mitt Romney's Google Issues

Neologisms are a word nerd’s best friend, but crafting snarky new definitions for politicians may need a new word of its own. First, there was writer Dan Savage’s attempt to redefine “Santorum” in response the Senator’s claims that participating in homosexual sex was akin to polygamy, incest, and bestiality. Then, earlier this year, a new site cropped up defining “Romney” as a verb: To defecate in terror. It’s a not-so-subtle reference to the dog crate incident, which the former governor may never escape, particularly now that it’s crept up and landed on the first page of his Google search results.

Last week, when the Spreading Romney site was ninth in search results, Search Engine Land examined how the neologism made its way up the ranks, and in so doing, only added to the word’s Google cache. Spreading Romney site is now landing third after news results in my search:

Now we just need to come up with a good verb for Gingrich. Any ideas?

  • Eugene Wronski

    If the Repubs want to guarantee defeat in November, they’ll put up Santorum as the Repub nominee for President. When you examine his record you’ll find he’s a Big Government conservative who’ll tinker around the edges rather than spur the significant, constitutional changes needed to get things turned around. Santorum, and all of his supporters, needs to understand this: campaign talk is cheap and, in the end, you are what your voting record says you are.

    • Lizzette Leskovac

      Why go Obama-lite, when you can go Obama? If you like that path, why slow the process down? With our help, Santorum will get us back on the right path.

  • Daisy

    We can not know how google ranks a word.