It’s an adage in politics that voters wish to elect politicians they will see themselves sharing a beer with.
If the politician in query is Gov. Wes Moore of Maryland, it seems, voters may even shotgun one with him.
Mr. Moore confirmed up on Sunday at a Baltimore Ravens tailgate, surrounded by exuberant soccer followers, and rapidly demonstrated the form of expertise which can be usually picked up in faculty, however not at school.
“We do that for the most effective crew this planet has ever created, the Baltimore Ravens,” one man shouted, emphasizing his level with an expletive.
The group of males punctured their cans — the governor’s really seemed to be spiked iced tea, moderately than beer — and drained them in unison. Mr. Moore flattened his empty, barehanded, and high-fived the others. And a video capturing the moment ricocheted, approvingly, throughout the web sports activities world.
It didn’t assist the Ravens, who lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s A.F.C. championship sport.
Nevertheless it did bolster Mr. Moore’s reputation as a Ravens superfan, and underscored the kind of likability that helped pull Mr. Moore, a political newcomer, forward in a close 2022 Democratic primary for governor in Maryland and earned him a wide lead within the basic election.
It’s not the primary time a politician has indulged on digicam in so-called shotgunning — consuming from a hole cut in the side of the can after which popping the highest so the contents rush out. Consultant Jared Goldman, Democrat of Maine, shotgunned a Bud Light at a homecoming soccer sport on the College of Maine in October. And in 2015, then-Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, posted photographs of her shotgunning a beer on Twitter after mentioning that she had done so in her memoir “Lots Ladylike.”
Outcomes can fluctuate: In 2009, then-Consultant Dan Maffei, Democrat of New York, was urged throughout an interview with Stephen Colbert to shotgun a beer with the comic to show that he may very well be “cool.” Mr. Maffei failed miserably, the contents of his can draining out earlier than he may work out what to do with it.