Culture

Quiz: Can You Spot the Real Republican Tweet?

We'd been obsessively tracking the Republican presidential candidates on the campaign trail for weeks when something strange happened. The words coming out of their mouths started to sound like, well, a joke. From statements at debates to sound bytes on CNN, each politician seemed to be subtly parodying himself.

We thought we were just going mad from political overload. But then we took a look at some actual "fake" Twitter accounts that parody the likes of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rich Santorum, and Ron Paul. And guess what -- it was hard to tell the difference.

Are you as crazy as we are? Take our quiz and find out for yourself. If you can successfully separate the fake tweets from the real ones in the following pages, you're at a healthy level of election saturation. If not, well, welcome to the madhouse.

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Ciara LaVelle is New Times' former arts and culture editor. She earned her BS in journalism at Boston University and moved to Florida in 2004. She joined New Times' staff in 2011.
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