An old photograph in which Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney appears to be having an indifferent time on a giant slide is going viral.
Will Sommer, a reporter for The Daily Beast, shared the picture — originally taken at the 2018 Iowa State Fair — on Twitter late Thursday evening. It inevitably took on a life of its own, just after the former Maryland representative appeared in the first of several televised 2020 debates.
Delaney has powerful meme energy pic.twitter.com/rxsM3mx5eN
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) June 27, 2019
Now, to be fair, Delaney did look like he was having a slightly better time in this other still from that August day in Des Moines:
The Washington Post via Getty Images
— Brendan Karet 🚮 (@bad_takes) June 27, 2019
I thought for a second that was William and Kate 🙃
— Damjana Finci (@DamjanaFinci) June 27, 2019
Vote for John Delaney – he’s the only candidate who remains stoic even on a giant slide pic.twitter.com/g8Tjm2JK02
— c b c 🍓 (@chelseybcoombs) June 27, 2019
— Melanie Schmitz (@MelsLien) June 27, 2019
How is that photo real???
— Calmguy Normalman (@ohmyskeet) June 27, 2019
TFW your neoliberal economic policies are a race to the bottom.
— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) June 27, 2019
— Jake Raabe (@J_E_Raabe) June 27, 2019
I refuse to have fun until I am president
— sKane (@sKaneNOLA) June 27, 2019
— Hailey Melville (@haileykmelville) June 27, 2019
He looks very wonderful for a magic carpet ride. pic.twitter.com/5Mz4OYg6zT
— 🌜Squidward Dabs🌛 (@dabs_squidward) June 27, 2019
Does anyone else hear the Sesame Street end credits music in their head when they see this?
— Eephus Pitch (@eephusasher) June 27, 2019
Initiate fun mode.
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