1, 2, 3, 4 — we declare a thumb war

SHARE 1, 2, 3, 4 — we declare a thumb war
SHARE 1, 2, 3, 4 — we declare a thumb war

Everything is great. Everything is wonderful. And everything is worthy of a thumbs up — if you’re a politician.

During this election cycle, we’ve seen plenty of them standing up in front of a crowd, with their outermost digit extended skyward.

While we know the winners and losers in Tuesday’s election (for the most part), who would win in a thumb war? There are many different styles employed across the nation.

For example:

After declaring victory Tuesday night over Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican Bruce Rauner used an intricate quadruple move — a double thumbs up, broken up by a quick clap, then another double thumbs up, with a slight body turn worked in:


Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott goes with the firm, confident, high above his head move. Doesn’t even break a sweat.

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Like Rauner, retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, tosses both thumbs into the mix.

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Sen. Pat Robers, R-Kansas, manages to safely execute the move from a moving vehicle.

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Republican Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder prefers to shoot from the hip.

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New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown showed he could multitask, not only doing it while on the phone, but with pen in hand as well. Bravo!

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker is undeterred by a bandaged digit, still opting for the in your face thumbs up.


President Barack Obama does it with a smile.

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Democratic Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley preferred tossing it up there at a bit of an angle.

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Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill appears to channel the Fonzie.

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