This Mitch McConnell photobomb just won Election Day

#ThumbsDownForMitch

 

Aaron Sankin

Tech

Published Nov 4, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 6:48 am CDT

Great photobombs necessarily require two things—a perfect foreground setup and a perfect background punchline.

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Bill Clinton, easily the greatest natural politician of his generation, executed a killer photobomb on the day before the 2014 midterm elections when he inserted his grinning visage into the background of photo a sad little girl allegedly forced by her parents to attend a boring political rally.

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Sure, celebrities get an automatic boost in making excellent photobombs because the recognizable nature of their famous faces is often a joke in and of itself. But that doesn’t mean average Joes can’t make magic happen.

Take, for example, this American hero who gave a wide-eyed thumbs-down in the background of an election day photo of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) registering his vote—presumably for himself rather than Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan-Grimes.

This is by far the best photobomb I’ve ever seen. #TurnOutForWhat #ThumbsDownForMitch #Kentucky pic.twitter.com/fKErjeOzJs

— Josh Nelson (@josh_nelson) November 4, 2014

Here’s the photobomb in action:

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This guy voting behind Mitch McConnell who wants the world to know how he feels about Mitch McConnell: http://t.co/aP7m7dblLW

— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 4, 2014

If the Presidential Medal of Freedom were given out for top-quality photobombs, this dude would be on an airplane to Washington, D.C. to receive his honor right now.

Photo by Gage Skidmore/flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Nov 4, 2014, 7:44 pm CST