Terry McAuliffe was probably thinking his July 4th Everyman routine wasn’t terrible, and whatever family member or intern shot it for him was probably just so happy they were able to help him look hip and cool on Twitter. However, while not the worst we’ve seen when it comes to grilling tweets, it was still horrifying.
Cal Cunningham, who ran for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, famously posted a photo of himself standing next to a grill that backfired tremendously.
There’s nothing better than BBQ—except for winning this Senate seat, of course. pic.twitter.com/oEsDXIZ5O2
— Cal Cunningham (@CalforNC) September 28, 2020
The grill isn’t on, he’s got hot dog and hamburger buns on display, and he’s calling this “barbecue” while running for office in North Carolina, one of the most passionate barbecue centers in America. Frankly, I have no idea why the tweet is still up as it probably had a big impact on his race (and I am being 100% serious about that), but it proves that politicians want so badly to fit in they’ll do really stupid things like calling using a gas grill to cook burgers and hot dogs “barbecue” in a state that prides itself on whole hog, pork shoulder, and pork ribs over a wood or charcoal fire.
McAuliffe, who is running for governor of Virginia for the second time, appears to want the people of his state to think he loves America and grilling. The problem is his Fourth of July greetings video is just a sin against grilling.
Happy July 4th, Virginia. This year is extra special. America is back.🇺🇸🇺🇸🍻🍺🌭🍔 pic.twitter.com/VrWKK9viAm
— Terry McAuliffe (@TerryMcAuliffe) July 3, 2021
I’ll give McAuliffe points for the shirt. I want one. However, it’s got a very unused look to it, like he bought it off the rack at Wal-Mart in preparation for shooting this video. Also purchased just for this video is whatever the hell spatula that is he’s holding. I have never seen that before, and I spent hours looking all over the Internet. Maybe I missed it, but it looks like an inefficient
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