Heh. While President Obama focused on himself during his speech in Cape Town, South Africa, Twitter focused on “Red Tie Guy.”

https://twitter.com/Mitesh_B7/status/351388289246310400

Some thought he looked like a young Obama.

https://twitter.com/ejcs/status/351380371872563201

https://twitter.com/__Pkay/status/351379125409300481

https://twitter.com/HamsterLL/status/351381736086716416

Look-alike or not, he totally upstaged the president.

https://twitter.com/Rika_SA/status/351382833270505472

https://twitter.com/leighwatermouse/status/351377702588121089

https://twitter.com/Kaapie_Girl/status/351382217005608960

https://twitter.com/watzupmark/status/351384339608637440

https://twitter.com/amufloyd/status/351382948790026241

https://twitter.com/angolanmade/status/351384294419214339

http://instagram.com/p/bMMgWrCmwZ/

https://twitter.com/freeman83/status/351383788649058305

https://twitter.com/TumieSa/status/351386371132366848

https://twitter.com/Kim_Rudo/status/351383568792043521

https://twitter.com/Son_of_Promise/status/351383929959358465

https://twitter.com/ThaMobsta_OTT/status/351381177841627138

https://twitter.com/renaystacey/status/351381028855742466

https://twitter.com/fammy_istheone/status/351383147054764032

https://twitter.com/TheMonCherii/status/351391337284763648

Ha! “Red Tie Guy” seems to have saved many from an Obama-induced snooze attack.

There can be only one “Red Tie Guy.”

https://twitter.com/carienduplessis/status/351381971601080320

https://twitter.com/my_digitaldiary/status/351384592185434113

Make it happen!

Is there a hashtag already?

https://twitter.com/NevinSP/status/351383316991184896

Yes. Twitter delivers:

https://twitter.com/corlivdmerwe/status/351394471675568128

https://twitter.com/RanjeniM/status/351381938013085697

https://twitter.com/26DegreesSouth/status/351388912909959170

https://twitter.com/Kaapie_Girl/status/351392143677456384

Indeed. Thanks for the distraction, #RedTieGuy!

https://twitter.com/Dion_Govender/status/351385765328068608

https://twitter.com/pbkriel/status/351384791695900674

Stay tuned … will more upstaging sensations enter the mix?

https://twitter.com/naledikhumalo/status/351381056101945345

https://twitter.com/CathrynR/status/351377605125095425

Never change, Twitter.

  • Incogneato76

    Was Obama there giving another self aggrandizing speech? I never heard him pontificating, I was mesmerized by his doppelganger behind him!

  • Janice LEE

    Media reporting Obama brought one thousand people along with him. Probably this fellow got a nice free vacation and all he had to do was wear a suit and a RED tie.

  • NixTyranny

    #RedTieGuy If only you had lip-sync’d to what was on the Teleprompter!

    • LJB_65

      …do we have a job for you :)

  • Marcy Cook

    If obama had a son he would look just like #RedTieGuy…..um, er…um Michelle??????

    • GaryTheBrave

      I was just thinking of what O said about Trayvon. Now we know.

      • Bathing Suit Area

        Let’s try not to shoot this one then.

        • Jeremy

          go troll somewhere else

        • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

          Hopefully he won’t start pounding my head into the curb, and maybe I won’t have to.

        • LouAnnWatson

          c’mon man, he’s wearing a tie, not a hoodie

  • Marcy Cook

    If obama had a son he would look just like #RedTieGuy…..er….um….er Michelle???

  • ogama843

    it’s Obama’s love child from when he lived in Kenya.

    • Rob

      What other reason for wasting to $100M? To read teleprompters?

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        I’ll bet we could have designed a TelePrompter that reads the speech for less than $100 million.

        • Rob

          Microsoft Sam For President!

  • Oxbow

    I suppose we all look alike to you, right Costanza?

  • Jeremy

    this is hilarious and creepy at the same time.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    And yet another demonstration of picking a candidate for the way he looks.

  • DarkKnight2016

    OH NO!! It’s like Bill Clinton all over again except Obama went all the way.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Can someone explain this comment?

      • TexSizzle

        Yes.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          Good to know.

  • HARP2

    There can`t be 2 people that stupid.

  • mickeyco

    He probably doesn’t speak English.

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Can’t be an Obama lookalike, he’s not holding his hand up in front of someone else’s face.

    • LouAnnWatson

      and he’s not vacationing in a foreign country

  • $27789750

    Maybe O does have that son he mentionioned?

  • brewerandpatriot

    I never even noticed Reggie’s baby bump!

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Not all black people look alike. I don’t think he looks like Obama, who (after all) had a white (atheist) mother (from Kansas) as well as a black (Marxist) father from Kenya.

    • KayGee

      aww man, you covered the Atheist-Marxist parts just fine, but you forgot to mention the rest: Socialist-Stalin-Hitler-Satan.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    Not all black people look alike. I don’t think he looks like Obama, who (after all) had a white (atheist) mother (from Kansas) as well as a black (Marxist) father from Kenya.

  • Jennifer

    Look over red tie guy’s left shoulder in that 1st pic. Snowden???

  • Jennifer

    Look over red tie guy’s left shoulder in that 1st pic. Snowden???

  • Capt_Twang

    Looks like Dr. Evil has mini-mO

  • liberumthinker

    The “mini me” was probably strategically put in that location, but I doubt they counted on him stealing all the thunder.

  • froggy19510

    If Obama had a son he would look alot like the smiley red tie guy.

  • dustime8

    Typical media set-up, no accident he was so close.

    • Ashley Newell

      It actually was just coincidence- I was standing next to Mikhail Hendricks (#redtieguy) in the purple cardigan and we were only standing there because we happened to be among the 1st out of the waiting room. There was no special screening to stand there, nor did they arrange us in any order- Mikhail is an amazing young G12 student who won a Black History month poetry contest through the US consulate and was given a ticket the same as the rest of us.

      • KayGee

        -1 downvotes!!!!11 You are obviously a pawn of the leftist media, planted on these forums to blind us from the TRUTH (just like they did for Benghazi!!11), it was all a setup for publicity! #RedTieTruth

        • Kirk Newell

          You are wrong, purplecardigangirl is my niece, and a real person, acting under her own free (and very capable) will.

          • KayGee

            whoopsies. forgot to end that rant with /sarc.

  • Zach Smith
  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Press to wear red ties starting tomorrow.

  • SJBill

    The amazing coincidence is that RTG also was born in Hawaii!

  • http://www.davidsmusings.com/ David

    If Obama had a son, he’d look just like #RedTieGuy

  • Redewaan Williams

    now everyone wanna wear a tie

  • rbeccah

    Why wouldn’t people pay more attention to #RedTieGuy? It’s not like there was anything in Obama’s speech worth reporting (unless it’s him trying to compare himself to Nelson Mandela, but we all expect that, don’t we?).

  • jukin

    I find it very hard to believe that 0bama made another speech all about himself.

    Head
    Narcissist
    In
    Chief

    • BrendaK

      Why do you find that hard to believe? Why should this speech be different from every other speech Obama gives?