Twitter takes off after ex-astronaut launches campaign ‘To majority … and beyond,’ and other slogans for Marc Garneau to consider Aaron Hutchins November 29, 2012 Follow @hutchins_aaron Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 1 [View the story “Ex-astronaut seeks Liberal leadership, Twitter puns ready for lift off” on Storify] Ex-astronaut seeks Liberal leadership, Twitter puns ready for lift off Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Thu, Nov 29 2012 05:36:52 Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space / Marc Garneau, le premier Canadien dans l’espaceMarcGarneauMP Canada has a new social media darling. Marc Garneau, the first Canadian in space, announced Wednesday that he is running to become the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. While he has slightly more than 8,500 Twitter followers (significanlty fewer than Liberal rival Justin Trudeau with almost 170,000), Garneau’s leadership bid resulted in a plethora of puns and space jokes in the Twitterverse. Marc Garneau announces he will run for the leadership of the federal Liberal Party of Canada / Marc Garneau annonce qu’il sera candidat à la direction du Parti libéral du CanadaMarcGarneauMP Warning: there were plenty of puns, some courtesy the man of the hour: Je décole – Blast off #Cndpoli #LPCLdrMarc Garneau Marc Garneau should follow Neil Armstrong’s lead and tell unfunny jokes about space. Then end by saying "Ahh, I guess you had to be there".Andrew Potter Imagine the Conservative attacks on Marc Garneau: " …He didn’t come back to Earth for you" #cdnpoli #lpcScott Brison How about a deal: WE won’t write headlines like "failure to launch" if YOU won’t say "let’s take Canada to new heights" http://www.ipolitics.ca/2012/11/28/ex-astronaut-marc-garneau-launches-federal-liberal-leadership-bid/Andrew Coyne Marc Garneau http://fr-ca.actualites.yahoo.com/photos/les-caricatures-slideshow/ http://pic.twitter.com/HapPiDLDfleg Astronaut Marc Garneau is running for the leadership of the Liberal party. Finally, someone who will know his way around Newt’s moon colony.Bruce Arthur Hey, Mark Garneau, are you an astronaut? ‘Cause your Liberal leadership bid is outta this world!Sheena Goodyear Marc Garneau dévoile une partie de sa stratégie dans ceci! Tsé un gars à mode?! http://pic.twitter.com/R4vh3fn9Ben Desperately trying to avoid a Garneau space joke in my headline because they’ve all been taken. #journalismDale Smith-Journo The puns became so prevalent that the hashtag #garneauslogans offered even more potential catchphrases for the man who wants to become Prime Minister. To majority … and beyond! #GarneauSlogansWilfrid Laurier I can see Russia from my spaceship #GarneauSlogansAdam Quirk you want someone with a global vision? elect a person who’s been to space. #garneauslogansnoah saber freedman I’ll give Stephen Harper a one-way ticket to the moon #garneauslogansNickie In space, no one can hear you yell "CARBON TAX." #GarneauSlogansJustin Ling If you thought @JustinTrudeau had star power, you ain’t seen nothing yet. @MarcGarneau #garneauslogansBrodie Thomas Space, The Final Frontier. Well, also Alberta. #GarneauSlogansAndrew Coyne It’s the Astronomy, Stupid. #GarneauSlogansEmmett Macfarlane I will replace the F-35 with the Millenium Falcon. #garneauslogansSteve V The next Liberal that opens his yap about Alberta gets airlocked. #GarneauSlogansJohn Groves Yes, we Canadarm! #GarneauSlogansKevin Cormier Think galactically, act locally #GarneauSlogansMellina Huitema Garneau chimed in as well with a potential winner. #garneauslogans it’s’not rocket science. Believe me, I know a thing or two about rocket scienceMarc Garneau Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: Liberal leadership Maclean's Politics Advertisement About this author Aaron Hutchins Macleans.ca editor Aaron Hutchins writes about business, culture and the lives of Canadians. He once wrote a story about One Direction too, which makes him the resident boy band expert (reluctantly). Other articles Confessions of a bad singer Trudeau versus the experts: Quantum computing in 35 seconds + 1 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Seven days in 15 photos Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.