Sunday night’s presidental debate — a town hall-style discourse intended to appeal to the miraculously plausibule "undecided" voter — wasn't big on substance. The New Yorker's John Cassidy went so far as to call it the "Nastiest Debate of All Time."
Where it did excel, though, due in no small part to said nastiness: sound bites, meme-worthy video stills and further driving an ideological stake through the heart of the American populace.
Perhaps the most potent picture from the second presidential debate was Clinton and Trump staring meaningfully into each other’s eyes during, if you were watching without the volume, what could have been a heartfelt rendition of Frank Loesser’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (which, given the song’s undertones, represents an uncomfortably timely commentary on last week’s infamous bus video).
Hillary: I really can't stay— Jeff McDev (@JeffMcDev) October 10, 2016
Trump: baby it's cold outside pic.twitter.com/Qoalfiz207
The star-crossed candidates also could have been singing a host of other diddies instead of debating who grabbed who by their what and why, which the internet conveniently chronicled on Twitter:
My favorite part of this debate: Touching duet of "Up Where We Belong." pic.twitter.com/gyePqAqvN2— drake duck (@drakeduck) October 10, 2016
Trump: turnnn aroundddd— WORLD STAR FANS (@WorIdStarLaugh) October 10, 2016
Clinton: every now and then i get a little bit lonely and you're never comin around pic.twitter.com/Z3xlP2y1Wx
"I got chills, they're multiplying"— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) October 10, 2016
"And I'm losing control"
"'Cause the power, you're
"It's electrifying!" pic.twitter.com/XzF5v2JR7p
"Oh baby there ain't no mountain high enough.............Ain't no valley low enough.." pic.twitter.com/JW1RhI0bLs— Tony X. (@soIoucity) October 10, 2016
"PROMISCUOUS GIRL YOU'RE TEASING ME, YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT AND I GOT WHAT YOU NEED"— re: keith (@rarekeith) October 10, 2016
"PROMISCUOUS BOY LET'S GET TO THE POINT" pic.twitter.com/paGN08Frds
oh god pic.twitter.com/RSdpKk464S— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 10, 2016
Main photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images