Biden gaffes, Klobuchar’s hair dominate Atlanta Democratic debate social media

Democrats debate at Tyler Perry Studios on Wednesday

Joe Biden’s gaffes and Amy Klobuchar’s hair were among social media’s hot topics before and during Atlanta’s eagerly anticipated Democratic presidential debate Wednesday night.

The nation’s political eyes — and those from the digital world — were squarely focused on Atlanta, with 10 Democratic presidential contenders and their supporters converging on the city.

Hours before the debate began, former Vice President Biden sent a fundraising email to his supporters. The problem was, Biden told his supporters he was now leaving the debate, hours before it began:

Once the debate began, U.S. Sen. Klobuchar drew raised eyebrows for what appeared to be a nervous performance:

Biden also drew social media ridicule when he said the nation needs to keep “punching” at the issue of domestic violence toward women:

Many of the comments ahead of the debate expressed excitement with what was about to transpire:

Other social media users weren’t so enthused:

While others were downright helpful:

Many of the candidates and their supporters posted pre-debate images on their social media feeds, including U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who attended an Ariana Grande concert Tuesday night and then shot some hoops while discussing the campaign:

Finally, Democrats were not the only social media users on Wednesday night: