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Mitt Romney's 5 Point Plan Goes Viral; Twitter Compares To 'Cha Cha Slide'

By Melissa Siegel on October 23, 2012 11:35 AM EDT 0

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A tweet comparing Mitt Romney's five-point plan to the 'Cha Cha Slide' went viral last night. (Photo: REUTERS / Eric Thayer)

A tweet that compares Mitt Romney's five-point plan to the party song "Cha Cha Slide' has gone viral.

Patrick Curran, who according to his Twitter page is a student at Boston University, wrote on Monday, "Mitt Romneys five point plan 1. To the left 2. Take it back now y'all 3. Right foot let's stomp 4. Left foot let's stomp 5. Cha Cha now yall."

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By Tuesday morning, it had been retweeted over 22,000 times and favorited over 6,200 times.

Curran quickly realized his growing fame, as evidenced by the string of tweets on his timeline throughout the evening. Just six hours after his original tweet, he wrote, "I think I just became famous."

He then retweeted a series of statements that came in response to his original tweet. Several continued the Cha Cha Slide theme. For instance, @YaleHollander wrote, "6. FREEEEEEEEEEEEZE, EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS!"

Another user, @JordannWiltfong, added, "you forgot his secret step six: now it's time to get funky y'all!"

Finally, at the end of the night, he summed up his newfound Twitter glory in one sentence.

"That tweet is going to be tough to follow up," he wrote.

However, Curran is not the true originator of this idea. As Mashable notes, a Twitter account called @PimpTJefferson posted a nearly identical statement last week. The mock Thomas Jefferson account does not mention Mitt Romney, however.

According to Mitt Romney's website, the five-point plan is Romney's hope for improve the economy and creating a stronger middle class. It includes energy independence, increased trade, better schools, a reduced deficit, and taxes and regulations that favor small businesses.

Obama, however, doubts that the plan will actually work.

"His tax plan doesn't add up," Obama said at an event in Iowa, according to CNN. "His jobs plan doesn't create jobs. His deficit reduction plan adds to the deficit. So Iowa - everybody here has heard of the New Deal, you've heard of the Fair Deal, you've heard of the square deal - Mitt Romney is trying to sell you a sketchy deal."

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