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.

Getty Images


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

AP Photo


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

AP Photo


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

AP Photo


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!

AP Photo


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.

AP Photo


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

AP Photo


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

AP Photo

The Latest
Carvana’s license to operate in Illinois was suspended after consumer complaints. The Illinois Secretary of State’s office said some buyers are waiting four to six months for proof of vehicle ownership.
An analysis of readings from newly-installed air sensors across the city found portions of Little Village, Austin, Englewood, Auburn Gresham, Irving Park and Avondale have the highest levels of particulate matter pollution — a known cause of serious health problems.
Chicago history plays a key role in a new musical from Annabelle Lee Revak.
The company, headquartered in Chicago, did not immediately detail terms of the agreement with the Food and Drug Administration, which has been investigating safety concerns at the firm’s Sturgis, Michigan, plant.
The Sky are coming off two wins against the Liberty and the Lynx who have a combined record of 1-7. This week’s road games, against the Storm and Mystics will be a measuring stick