Dalton McGuinty’s hands finally give the provincial election campaign the excitement we’ve been waiting for

Dalton McGuinty’s hands finally give the provincial election campaign the excitement we’ve been waiting for

(Image: Daniel Dale) 

Dalton McGuinty’s erratic movements and hand gestures at last night’s provincial election debate should provide good political fodder for his allies and enemies. The Progressive Conservatives could paint the premier as an elitist who had one too many espressos before the debate. The Liberals could say he moves like a heavyweight fighter, bobbing and weaving in the face of his opponents. And everyone on the Internet could pile on and make jokes at poor McGuinty’s expense—which is exactly what they did. Some of our favourites, after the jump.

@ivortossell: “Dalton McGuinty’s hands are moving forward, together.”

@timalamenciak: “First person to dub Eminem over McGuinty’s hand motions wins the internet.”

@spellbunny: “my Debate summary – Horwath: “Unlike these two gentlemen..” Hudak: “Our Five Point Plain lays out…” McGuinty: *flurry of hand motions*”

@robsalerno: “He wasn’t conducting opera or doing world’s worst freestyle rap, he was demonstrating passion! http://bit.ly/mVm7sM”

@EmmMacfarlane: “If Dalton McGuinty proved anything tonight it’s that he would make a great third-base coach.”

@ThomsonTO: “In the debate, people got to see the kind of leader Dalton McGuinty is — the strong, steady hand Ontario needs right now. #ontpoli #toronto” [arguably the best unintended joke we’ve seen thus far]

@Daltons_Hands: “I’m just happy to see that I’m FINALLY getting the attention I so richly deserve.”