New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was supposed to own the news day Tuesday, with his announcement from his old high school that he was entering the 2016 presidential race.
Yet it was another governor and GOP candidate, Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, who took the spotlight—at least on social media—and for an embarrassing reason. It’s a tune many who keep up with Twitter have heard before: Prominent figure or organization solicits questions; people respond with ridicule and criticism instead.
Here’s the tweet that kicked off the doomed #AskBobby experiment, which The Daily Dot described as “another ill-advised, wobbling clambering for social media relevance by a person profoundly unsuited to the exercise”:
Have questions for Bobby Jindal? Tweet us with #AskBobby and he might answer it at our town hall event tonight.
— Believe Again (@BelieveAgainGOP) June 30, 2015