Martin O’Malley was at tonight’s Democratic debate. I say this so declaratively because it seemed like he got sidelined for most of the time, had to speak up to get a few words in, and even resorted at one point to just asking for just 30 seconds for a follow-up.
And in case that wasn’t enough to make his night, the phrase “Poor O’Malley” trended on Twitter tonight. No, seriously:
The good news for O'Malley is that he's finally trending on Twitter. The bad news is that the phrase is "Poor O'Malley." #DemDebate
— Brady Carlson (@BradyCarlson) January 18, 2016
— Matthew Kenerly (@MattK_FS) January 18, 2016
Somebody nudged the moderators and told them "Poor O'Malley" is a trending topic. #demdebate
— КАТЮША (@yekaterina___) January 18, 2016
And boy was it something:
Poor O'Malley. It's like being allowed to sit at the cool kids lunch table but no one talks to you.
— Colby Itkowitz (@ColbyItkowitz) January 18, 2016
Poor O'Malley. He should just tell everyone he's running for VP & then have his own debate. #DemDebate
— Subini Annamma (@DrSubini) January 18, 2016
Poor O'Malley, he respects the time limits, and so handsome, wish he got to talk more #DemDebate
— Drew Carter (@Drew_B_Carter) January 18, 2016
Poor O'Malley. He's offering up really good ideas in a really respectful and practical way, and he's polling at like 3%
I believe in you.
— Ethan Shields (@EthanofShields) January 18, 2016
Aww. Poor O'Malley. "That question was to Senator Sanders" is the new "You can't sit with us."
— Kody-Wan Kenobi (@Kody_Keplinger) January 18, 2016
Wow. Lester Holt apologized to…Hillary for cutting her off? Poor O'Malley
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) January 18, 2016
Poor O Malley.
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) January 18, 2016
Poor O'Malley. At least he's also amused by how much he's ignored. #DemDebate
— Brad Fitzpatrick (@bradfitz) January 18, 2016
poor O'Malley, he's been struggling to be heard this entire #DemDebate
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) January 18, 2016
— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) January 18, 2016
— Billy Procida (@TheBillyProcida) January 18, 2016
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) January 18, 2016
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