Hillary Clinton Tries to Emulate Barack Obama; Fails
During the GOP debate last night, Team Hillary thought it would be funny to mock the Republican candidates with a gif of Hillary from the Benghazi hearing:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 29, 2015
That is a signature Obama move.
Clinton insiders have made no secret of her desire to emulate Barack Obama's 2008 "historic" campaign as she makes her second bid for the White House.
Her kickoff campaign video featured the exact same constituencies Obama energized in his bids for the presidency —working women, minorities, gay voters.
She's hired several of Obama's top advisers to guide her bid, including pollster Joel Benenson and media strategist Jim Margolis. Even the name of her campaign organization, "Hillary for America," is a throwback to "Obama for America."
But Hillary Clinton is no Barack Obama.
Her attempt to dance the Nae Nae on Ellen last month was impossibly awkward and made people cringe. Even more embarrassing for her: the awfulness of it was predicted months ahead of time by a 20-something YouTuber named Jenna Marbles, who dressed up like Clinton in a parody video, and at one point did a spot-on impersonation of the 68-year-old grandmother dancing the Nae Nae.
Her sad attempt to connect with SnapChat users via her cheesy video “Just chillin’ in Cedar Rapids” has been mocked mercilessly by the very people she was trying to impress. (If you have teenagers, you know what I'm talking about.)
And now, as you'll see on the next page, she is trying to emulate the too-cool-for-his-shoes "No Drama Obama" brushing dirt off of his shoulder move.