Even though he wasn’t on the debate stage and was barely even a talking point for Thursday night’s debate, if the winner of the debate is decided by Twitter buzz, Bernie Sanders ran away with the gold medal.

“Sanders had two of the most retweeted tweets during the debate with a pair touting his position in polls and going after GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from the U.S. Both got more than 5,000 retweets.”

This victory is made even more sweet by the fact that Bernie has many millions fewer followers than Donald Trump and yet his tweets continue to garner thousands of re-tweets.

Donald did manage to gain more new Twitter followers than Bernie during the debate.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com