In a flash of red, white, and blue, he was gone.
Well, not really, but that didn’t stop the world from welcoming a new political meme.
John Kasich’s Ohio headquarters became a game of “Where’s Waldo” on Tuesday night after a flood of confetti was released to celebrate the Republican hopeful’s first win. However, the confetti seemed to swallow the governor and his family whole.
And, of course, the Internet was quick to pick up on the moment and do what it does best — give great commentary.
Ohio, Kasich’s home state, was the first win for the governor who is considered to be the unlikely linchpin in GOP’s plan to stop Trump.
Watch Kasich’s confetti moment below and read the social media reactions:
Kasich camp staffer said they decided to bury him in confetti tonight because gov complained after NH that the confetti was weak— Tarini Parti (@tparti) March 16, 2016
John Kasich gets swallowed up by confetti at his own #Supertuesday party pic.twitter.com/S0Iz9VyCu1— Mashable News (@MashableNews) March 16, 2016
@politico @JohnKasich Aww. Kasich threw himself a mini-convention w/ confetti and stuff. Sweet.— Jerilyn West Wall (@mignon_mallon) March 16, 2016
In all fairness, Kasich dropped $470,000 in confetti cannons. Had to use them at some point. pic.twitter.com/3kBGbyaiol— Sean Harder (@SeanHarder) March 16, 2016
Kasich did not get the memo about the confetti. pic.twitter.com/wibDXZhoIx— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) March 16, 2016
Looks like Kasich was saving up all that confetti from each of the previous contests.— James Sutherland (@jdsuth) March 16, 2016
Preparing some Kasich confetti for my defense https://t.co/qbfsu4rpD0— Dr. Alex Hanna (@alexhanna) March 16, 2016
Kasich has won one state and and they shot confetti on the stage like he just became the president 😂— KSaft (@Katie_Saft) March 16, 2016
There certainly is not a shortage of confetti in Ohio tonight #Kasich #SuperTuesday— Meg Nowik (@megnowik) March 16, 2016
Confetti at Kasich rally is made of shredded Marco Rubio campaign lit. True story.— June (@mimsicality) March 16, 2016
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