Hillary Clinton is running for President and what are we talking about? Twitter lights up about how old she looks. Democrats and Republicans alike delight at criticizing her logo.
God forbid we talk about where Hillary Clinton stands on issues that matter- income inequality, marriage equality, or foreign policy. Why not talk about how she has more diplomatic, political and personal experience than the entire Republican field put together. We could even talk about how she’s probably going to be much more capable of advancing a legislative agenda in a grid-locked Washington than the Obama administration could.
Instead we’re talking about a logo. We’re talking about her email. Are we talking about her differently than the boys on the other side?
You bet we are:
WPTZ @WPTZ · 4h 4 hours ago
He’s in: Marco Rubio announces WH bid http://on.wptz.com/1CQLCtV
WPTZ @WPTZ · 6h 6 hours ago
Why everybody’s talking about Hillary Clinton’s new logo http://bit.ly/1H0UIKv
He’s in, but she’s got a logo problem. It’s not just the usual mediocrity and stereotyping we’ve come to expect from networks- local Democrats are reinforcing, retweeting and buying into the tropes and lines that could come to define the next year of our political discourse.
Please, my fellow Democrats and all of those who care about things that matter: Let’s resolve to resist the temptation to get involved in the Hillary-bashing. I don’t like the logo either, but this election has to be more about substance than style. Otherwise I don’t think I’ll be able to take it.