Hillary Clinton Wants To Know Your Thoughts On Student Debt Via Emoji
Hillary Clinton tried and failed miserably to gain traction among younger voters with student debt.
Without sounding too much like a TED Talk from 2012, I have to say social media is a powerful device when it comes to reaching a younger audience; having a strong presence on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook is crucial for any politician hoping to capture the 18-25 demographic.
The issue is, since social media really came along after most politicians were already adults, politicians aren't exactly well-versed in the dos and don'ts of social media etiquette -- especially when it comes to dealing with younger users.
Just ask Ted Cruz and his “Machine-Gun Bacon.”
Hillary Clinton is the latest candidate guilty of transgressing a social media faux pas in the hopes of acquiring key Millennial votes.
The Internet is up in arms after the presidential hopeful tweeted this little nugget on Wednesday.
This tweet feels like Hillary Clinton put on a hat, sat on a desk in front of a public school English class and started a lesson by saying,
You know, Shakespeare can actually be PRETTY on fleek.
Unsurprisingly, responses to Clinton's tweet were perfect.
There were GIFs!
There were jokes!
There were ironic answers!
@HillaryClinton or — focalintent (@focalintent) August 12, 2015
@HillaryClinton — Decktonic (@decktonic) August 12, 2015
There was a beautiful, “Oh, sweetie, no” moment!
There were *mic drop* worthy truth bombs!
How does collecting hundreds of thousands in speaking fees from colleges feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less. @HillaryClinton — JenniferنBossypants (@ajenable) August 12, 2015
Even the Internet grammar police showed up!
At the end of the day, Hillary realized her wrongdoing and apologized with a shockingly appropriate response.
Now, we sit and wait for Bernie Sanders to release an EP featuring Daddy Yankee.