CNN's GOP debate on Wednesday night became quite heated. It was also literally too hot — at least for the candidates, whose sweaty faces reflected the bright stage lights.
People watching the debate began to notice the elevated temperature:
Don't they have air conditioning at that debate? All the candidates are dripping with perspiration— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) September 17, 2015
I'm getting concerned that they all have food poisoning. So much sweat.— Julia Azari (@julia_azari) September 17, 2015
Twitter was flooded with pictures and comments about shiny foreheads.
Yeah we're really getting a sense of the candidates' relative propensity for flop sweat. https://t.co/6KYlmyIumE— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) September 17, 2015
Turn down the heat. Repeal flop sweat.— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) September 17, 2015
Whoever decided to turn down the air conditioning in that venue and make them all sweaty and angry deserves a medal.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 17, 2015
Everybody during commercial break pic.twitter.com/n0SakqUEnW— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) September 17, 2015
As their skin grew ever brighter, some wondered if sweating was a sign of a candidate's weakness.
Carly Fiorina, least sweaty, most passionate. #GOPDebate— Mr. Mike Merrill (@kmikeym) September 17, 2015
Scott walkers sweaty upper lip just proves you can't trust him— niki (@nikiwoe36) September 17, 2015
Maybe CNN could just turn up the A/C.
.@CNN can u turn up the A/C— Jake Fields (@jake_fields) September 17, 2015
That sweaty stage is is why dudes always want the A/C to be so high— Nerd Pharoah (@margarita) September 17, 2015