John Hickenlooper dropped out of the presidential race Thursday, and Twitter has a lot of opinions.
There are numerous mentions of Hickenlooper possibly joining the Senate race against Sen. Cory Gardner, though Hickenlooper himself has not committed to that yet.
GREAT NEWS: John Hickenlooper, the former Democratic governor of Colorado, is considering ending his presidential bid and instead running for US Senate against Cory Gardner.— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 13, 2019
Some have praised Hickenlooper's decision and said that other Democratic candidates should consider dropping out to run in the senate.
Hey 2% or lower candidates! Follow Hickenlooper’s lead. Bow out of the race now and run for a senate seat. Do your part. If you truly love America, this is the honorable path.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 14, 2019
Many Twitter users have pointed out that the former Colorado governor's 2020 campaign had not gained much traction at this point.
Meanwhile, late-night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert roasted Hickenlooper for his lack of public recognition.
"Do you guys know about John Hickenlooper?" Fallon asked the audience. "Yeah, that's part of the problem. He's leaving the race — when he broke the news to all his supporters, they were like, 'Cool, Dad, thanks for telling us.'"
Colbert praised Hickenlooper for his alleged plan to run against Gardner while cracking a joke.
"You see, finally a man willing to step up, put aside his ego, and do what is good for the country," Colbert said. "That guy should run for president."
It does appear some will miss Hickenlooper's presence on the campaign trail.
If Hickenlooper does intend on running against Gardner, he certainly has supporters on Twitter.
In the past 12 hours, John Hickenlooper has gotten vastly more attention and news coverage for his plans to drop out of the presidential race than he ever did as a candidate. Funny how that works.— Mark Z. Barabak (@markzbarabak) August 15, 2019