Every presidential election is a roller-coaster affair, but this year's competition seems to be a whole new ballgame. Whether it's the complete overload on campaign ads, the star-studded involvement (from A-listers like Oprah and Jay-Z, no less), or just that tense, emotions-on-high feeling in the air, the stakes are higher than ever. Last night kicked off the final race to November 6, with a certainly shaky and momentous (but never dull) debate between Romney and Obama.
While there's no doubt the debate supplied near-endless fodder for the current season of SNL (Lorne Michaels almost always has the last laugh — he can thank Big Bird this time around), the real star of the night was Twitter. This is the first election to occur in a time when social media is so insanely prevalent in our daily lives, so the impact is unprecedented (Wednesday's showdown was, unsurprisingly, the most-tweeted event in political history).
So, we've decided to cover the debate with a little more sign of the times, by presenting you with our top tweets from last night's affair. So, read below to have a good laugh.
Do you have a favorite tweet that we didn't catch? We'd love to see more, so leave it in the comments!
Photos: Via Twitter