Jeb! inspired pity from some for his “please clap” moment, but his fellow GOP POTUS hopeful Jim Gilmore has evidently decided to make the best of his own setbacks. Because why not?
Following his last-place finish in Iowa, a chipper Gilmore touted this HuffPo story:
— Jim Gilmore (@gov_gilmore) February 2, 2016
And then today, after more of his competitors suspended their campaigns, he tweeted this:
Started out as 1 of 17 GOP Candidates, now with Rand Paul & Rick Santorum out, 1 or 9. #StillStanding
— Jim Gilmore (@gov_gilmore) February 3, 2016
So, he’s a glass-half-full kind of guy, then.
…it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear, and it absolutely will not stop! https://t.co/hBXdlrzSrH
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) February 3, 2016
Wonder how long he’ll stick this one out.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 3, 2016
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) February 3, 2016
— Mr Rager (@The_Real_Rage) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore I love the spirit!
— The Last Game Cube (@LastGameCube1) February 3, 2016
— Original Pechanga (@opechanga) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore steady, smiling optimism. Gotta love it. Good luck, Gov.
— OC Newswatcher (@Calibrator) February 3, 2016
It’s hard not to smile at a guy who can laugh at himself. That’s a pretty rare quality in politicians these days.
Plenty of people aren’t quite feeling it:
@gov_gilmore sir with all due respect, can I ask what are you on?
— Adnan Rasool (@adnanrasool) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore Who are you?
— David Cohen (@explorionary) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore Does it really count if no one knows you're in the race?
— Brendon Bouzard (@bnbouzard) February 3, 2016
Dude, you only got 12 more votes than me in IA and I wasn’t even on the ballot @gov_gilmore
— Liars Never Win (@liars_never_win) February 3, 2016
— David B (@dbales6tc02b) February 3, 2016
To quote John Cleese in the 'I'm not dead yet' skit:
— Forfare Davis (@Pseudoplotinus) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore Why are you still running?
— John 2%-Irish (@jermsguy) February 3, 2016
— MLIN (@mostillusive) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore seriously? I honestly want to ask if you just lost a bet with your friends and you had to do this.
— Aldous Huxley (@__Cincinnatus__) February 3, 2016
But he’s still got his fans out there:
@gov_gilmore never give up! The public is crying out for leadership.
— Tiresias (@I_Tiresias) February 3, 2016
@gov_gilmore Please stay in the race.
— Chris VZ (@Sparty_VZ) February 3, 2016