Reactions To Martin O'Malley's DNC Speech Include Dad Jokes & Hilarious Commentary
When former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley addressed the crowd at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night, he was adamant about enumerating presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's virtues — and intense about cutting down her Republican opponent, Donald Trump. He forcefully and emphatically bashed Trump throughout the speech. But given his speaking quality, his rolled-up white sleeves, and the former governor's super smooth exit and delivery, Twitter took things to another level. Within minutes, reactions to Martin O'Malley's DNC speech began flooding social media, referencing a litany of hilarious dad jokes, among other things.
Like many, many of his fellow Democrats, O'Malley rejected Trump's dystopian view of the state of the country, condemning him as a bully who's quick to anger. "I say to hell with Trump’s American nightmare," he said. "We believe in the American dream."
Although he ruthlessly, diligently, and systematically cut Trump down, O'Malley did it using both air quotes and the epithet "carnival barker," confirming a suspicion that he's actually everyone's dad. Or that his demeanor is definitely reflective of that of dads everywhere. Yes, O'Malley made it clear he disagrees with Trump about climate change, immigration, and the minimum wage, but many on the internet couldn't get past his dad-like enthusiasm — all the way to that triumphant retreat backstage.
I mean, check out the hand gestures:
cnnbrk: RT CNNPolitics: Martin O'Malley: "Donald Trump's opinion of himself — that's way too high" … https://t.co/ZLM9fzX9J1— Gus Calabrese (@Gusto_Live) July 27, 2016
It all added up to quite the dad-like performance:
Martin O'Malley sounds like he's trying to become America's Dad.— Introvert Gay (@introvertgay) July 27, 2016
Martin O'Malley for National Dad— מיכאלה בראון (@MichaelaLangB) July 27, 2016
Martin O'Malley is the dad in a Disney movie who keeps embarrassing his daughter by cheering too loud at the soccer game— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) July 27, 2016
And while O'Malley had the dad vibe on lock, some DNC viewers couldn't help but notice he also has a certain physical appeal...
Martin O'Malley for hottest dad in America— avneet (@avneety) July 27, 2016
Martin O'Malley is the hot dad we don't deserve #DemsInPhilly— Winter Clark (@_summerlewis) July 27, 2016
#tytlive Martin O'Malley never got his due credit for being a hot dad. He almost lured me away from Bernie with those rolled up sleeves.— Dans Mon Arbre (@DansMonArbre) July 27, 2016
Martin O'Malley is dad of 2016. By far the hottest candidate of this cycle.— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) July 27, 2016
O'Malley may be a forgotten presidential candidate himself (he ended his campaign in February), but his appearance at the DNC reminded many voters of what they could have had. Instead of continuing to fight for the Oval Office, though, O'Malley used his rolled-up sleeves to wholeheartedly throw his support behind Clinton, whom he endorsed in June. "She will stand up to ISIS, she will stand up to the Russians and with Tim Kaine at her side she will never stop fighting for our children and our families, Hillary Clinton knows when our families are strong, America is strong," he said during his DNC speech.
And until November and beyond, Hillary Clinton will surely do her best to make one of America's favorite dads proud.
More to come...