Mitt Romney holds Google+ Hangout

Just as voters in Illinois are heading to the polls to cast their votes in the Republican primary today, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is participating in a Google+ hangout.

Dubbing the event "Hang out with Mitt," the live-streaming discussion is being held on Romney's Google+ page and on YouTube.

According to Steve Grove, head of Community Partnerships with Google+, this is the first in a series of Hangouts that will include all of the GOP presidential hopefuls.

"In American politics, there's nothing quite so frantic or fast-paced as a presidential campaign," wrote Grove in a blog post. "Short campaign stops and relentless travel schedules can make it difficult for candidates to sit down with supporters and discuss the issues. Google+ Hangouts have made that a little bit easier, providing new ways for politicians, political organizations, advocates and campaigners to connect directly over video to share information online."

Google+ users can pose their questions by using the #AskMitt hash tag on the social network.

The Republicans aren't the first to come up with the idea.

In January, President Barack Obama participated in a Google+ Hangout, following his State of the Union address.

2015 State of The IT Channel Survey : IT'S TIME!!! Fill in this year's State of the IT Channel Survey and be in the running to win great prizes. CLICK HERE

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

More about etworkGoogle

ARN Directory | Distributors relevant to this article

Show Comments
 

Latest News

01:02AM
Chambers sets leaving date as Cisco names new CEO
11:22AM
Greentree announces its Australian partner award winners for 2015
10:52AM
Australian-owned SecuraLive AntiVirus presents channel with opportunities
09:45AM
Aussie start-ups enticed to cross the ditch
More News
05 May
Modern Business Summit
05 May
D-LINK TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (ACT)
05 May
CeBIT Australia 2015
06 May
2015 Innotribe Startup Challenge
View all events