Tim Ryan Lost Last Night's Debate Before It Even Began. Along With the Primary. Am I wrong?

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

 

 

There’s nothing quite like starting off with a bang.

At Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, the National Anthem played and POW!

Tim Ryan was out the gate with a big snub to “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Excellent work, for a guy trying to convince people to let him lead the country.

The Democratic Ohio representative refused to put his hand over his heart. Unlike everyone else on stage.

According to my sensibilities, he just lost the nomination. Before the debate even began. Game Over.

That’s my sensibility, but it isn’t necessarily that of the average Democratic voter.

Still, all he has to do to lose is not score higher than everyone else on that stage.

Heck, Bill Maher scratched Tim off after the debate a month ago (here):

“Tim Ryan. I think he said one good thing. No.”

A few social media reactions:

Commentator Michael Knowles got in on the action:

Fiery Meghan McCain fired off a missile:

Prediction: He’s gonna relive that moment in memes. It’ll keep coming up until he bails. And it’s only gotta put off the moderates.

I really think he’s out. He was a long shot to begin with; he needed all the help he could get.

Bernie Sanders even sang, for Pete’s sake.

I think it’s over.

Watch a guy lose just by standing still:

On tweeter had a comment of a different sort:

Good question.

And point — looks like the DNC’s going for arctic white.

Maybe he’ll be the Comeback Kid.

-ALEX

 

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