Funniest Vice Presidential Debate Tweets Predict An Amazing Battle Of America's Dads
With just 34 days until the general election, voters have heard plenty about their presidential options — some candidates dominating the airwaves more than others. On Tuesday, America will get to know a little more about the two men who are potentially a heartbeat away from the presidency themselves during their sole Vice Presidential Debate. America won't just be watching; they're following along on social media, too which, of course means rounding up the funniest vice presidential debate tweets. All of the astute political commentary you could ever want or need can be found on Twitter with the #VPDebate hashtag. And if Tuesday night is going to be anything like the first presidential debate between Clinton and Trump, you're going to need to hit refresh like whoa to keep up with the Twitter hilarity.
First, let's meet tonight's players in the debate that some have already dubbed the "Battle of the Dads" online. In Clinton's corner is Virginia's former Governor and current Junior Senator, Tim Kaine: He's tough on gun reform and boasts a substantial political record as Virginia's Governor. In Trump's corner is Tea Party Governor with quite the record of his own: Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Unfortunately, Pence's record is a bit more notorious than Kaine's, with especially conservative policies on same-sex marriage, reproductive choice, and religious freedoms. Sure, we could track official polling all night to see which VP will come out on top — but when it comes to Twitter, it's anybody's game tonight.
Tonight:— Sam Grittner (@SamGrittner) October 4, 2016
Overly-Enthusiastic Applebee's Manager vs. Enraged Gym Coach Trying To Suppress His Homosexual Urges pic.twitter.com/kY2RUgVBma
"Trump may have had mic problems, but Tim, you're about to have Mike problems. I'm Mike Pence and I approve that opening burn"— Ross Luippold (@rossluippold) October 5, 2016
Wait, did I say anybody's game? Not according to the GOP, who declared Pence as the debate winner 90 minutes before tonight's debate even started... #awkward.
If the RNC can declare Pence the winner before the debate starts can I start live tweeting the debate before it starts? #VPDebate— Brennan Burnside (@BBBurnside) October 5, 2016
Right, so back to the whole "Battle of Dads" theme:
Ten minutes until Mike Pence and Tim Kaine compete for most cringeworthy dad 2016. Something like that... #VPDebate— bruno riddy (@brunoriddy) October 5, 2016
MODERATOR: Gentlemen, welcome to the #VPDebate, your opening statements— Brian Gaar (@briangaar) October 4, 2016
KAINE: Did you get your oil changed
PENCE: We needed this rain
Mom you can tell me, it's okay, I know Tim Kaine is my real dad. #VPDebate— The Real Stella (@stellaluvssteak) October 5, 2016
Get ready for the testiest 90-minute parent-teacher conference you've ever seen in your life. #VPDebate— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) October 5, 2016
Besides the Battle of the Dads, Twitter has given the vice presidential debate plenty of nicknames already — and here's where Twitter folks are holding no punches tonight:
Tonight's matchup: America's Dad vs America's homophobic uncle. #VPDebate— Wesley Ratko (@wbratko) October 5, 2016
I'm loving the nicknames for tonight's debate:— kristen orsborn (@kristenorsborn) October 5, 2016
Dorky Dad debate
Thrilla in Vanilla
Put Yourself to Veep#VPDebate
Mike "The Punisher" Pence vs. Tim "Tickle Me" Kaine #VPDebate— Drunken Scribe (@sgtalkstoomuch) October 5, 2016
And what about how Kaine and Pence look this evening — besides almost indistinguishably Caucasian?
Eminem looks terrible pic.twitter.com/DJCCCfA6TU— Lindsay Goldwert (@lindsaygoldwert) October 4, 2016
If being VP doesn't work out for Mike Pence he can always find work as the boss in every business stock photo.— Jason Mustian (@jasonmustian) October 5, 2016
Pence and Kaine would make a great Cialis commercial gay couple. #VPDebate— Laura Mannino (@lauramannino) October 5, 2016
I bet when Tim Kaine won the coin toss he jumped up and down clapping #VPDebate— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine reminds me of Mr. Rogers, and Mike Pence looks like he's ready to go shuck some corn. #VPDebate— Chris Murphy (@MurphsWords) October 5, 2016
Kaine looks like he needs a shave and Pence looks like he needs a nursing home. #VPDebate— Boston's Gazette (@BostonsGazette) October 5, 2016
Tim Kaine's face appears to be expanding and Mike Pence's is shrinking. I'm on antihistamines but I swear it's happening. #VPDebate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 5, 2016
Oh, and then there was that whole thing with the tie colors...
While there might be some Jedi mind trick color psychology at work with Kaine wearing red and Pence wearing blue, Twitter plenty to say about it:
The pseudo reverse psychology of the whole tie thing is kinda hilarious. #VPDebate— Sean Mandell (@SeanMandell) October 5, 2016
And all these tweets don't even get into the meat of Tuesday's debate: the actual issues themselves, which are no laughing matter. Hilarious tweets aside, just a quick reminder this is the future of the country we're talking about — and, at the rate this election is going, laughter is just about the only thing keeping America going right now.