After Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, February 11, Politico announced the victory with a small, hand-drawn portrait of the Senator.
Unfortunately, the drawing looked a bit less like Senator Sanders than people expected.
If anyone, it seemed to resemble famed comedic actor Chevy Chase.
Breaking: Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary, scoring a big shot of momentum in the Democratic presid… https://t.co/PZjrPYBlmo— POLITICO (@POLITICO) 1581480449.0
They absolutely put a picture of Chevy Chase next to Bernie's name in the NH results. Somebody is having a laugh. https://t.co/fZAYxLLn5p— Ol' (@Ol') 1581484952.0
Of course, Twitter wasn't going to let the opportunity pass without cracking a joke or two.
congratulations to chevy chase on winning new hampshire https://t.co/qawK8GObbp— Josh Billinson (@Josh Billinson) 1581481803.0
@jbillinson Yup! ⬇️ https://t.co/xMwUB7PrjY— Nick’s Gracie ❤️🇺🇸 🇦🇺❤️ (@Nick’s Gracie ❤️🇺🇸 🇦🇺❤️) 1581483994.0
@jbillinson "Due to a technical glitch, Chevy Chase has won the primary in New Hampshire, and Bernie Sanders has wo… https://t.co/5LHBH1tYJu— TC 🇺🇸 (@TC 🇺🇸) 1581485197.0
Will Bernie Sanders be remembered as the comedic voice of a generation?
@jbillinson @HanukkahHat https://t.co/tdL3czopbO— Abraham Valdez💿 (@Abraham Valdez💿) 1581483692.0
@jbillinson Wait til he gets to Maryland.— Robert Miller (@Robert Miller) 1581482947.0
@jbillinson Pretty good finish for a suburb— Liam Donovan (@Liam Donovan) 1581484055.0
The internet expressed a collective gasp of confusion when they saw the image.
@jbillinson https://t.co/A7wmFHRgNY— Eyes on the Right (@Eyes on the Right) 1581483065.0
Oh no @politico. You’re so blissfully unself-aware. And you made Chevy Chase trend like he died. https://t.co/M9UbD9BRPP— Steve Berman (@Steve Berman) 1581500501.0
When people saw "Chevy Chase" trending on Twitter, many assumed the worst.
@jbillinson I saw Chevy Chase trending. He’s still alive https://t.co/RRolOMZLQ6— Kevin (@Kevin) 1581483832.0
they say the cartoon drawing adds 15 pounds and makes you look like Chevy Chase https://t.co/MTZr6LU4dL— Panasonic Corporate Event (@Panasonic Corporate Event) 1581482364.0
Chevy Chase is fine... until he finds out that he is running for PRESIDENT! https://t.co/fabbcqSZuL— Matt Rappaport (@Matt Rappaport) 1581483730.0
Chase himself even responded online, pointing out his victory was far more complete than anyone had even noticed.
Frankly, I also won NY, RI, FL and Canada. Can't blame you if you don't know; nobody seemed interested in publishin… https://t.co/5XsThlqY5y— Chevy Chase (@Chevy Chase) 1581522250.0
#ChevyChase when he found out he won The New Hampshire Primary. You can call me #BernieSanders https://t.co/EJAOKkIayZ— Marlene T. Diaz (@Marlene T. Diaz) 1581519505.0
Surely Chase has earned the Presidency for his unforgettable Hollywood roles?
Vote for Fletch in 2020. #ChevyChase This tweet will fall flat amongst the under 40 crowd. https://t.co/miuetSenRS— Portland Beer 🌎🍺 (@Portland Beer 🌎🍺) 1581489681.0
Congratulations to Bernie Sanders and Chevy Chase on coming out of New Hampshire leading the Democratic field.
On to Nevada!