[Marxism] What's up with this?
markalause at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 08:19:39 MDT 2016
Yes, this is primarily a Democratic Party tactical choice. Look at the
bumper stickers, buttons, etc. or how she is discussed in the media by her
supporters. (You don't see much "Vote for Donnie.") The ad people would
say that "Hillary" tends to humanize her and make her grandmotherly. It
further emphasizes gender and consolidates the most ardent of her core
constituency--women who think that her election will automatically be good
for women because she is one. (A twist on the only plausible argument
supporters made for Obama.)
Then, too, if someone who doesn't support her calls her "Hillary," they can
ask why they call her "Hillary" and the Republican candidate "Trump."
On the other hand, there can be some confusion with just "Clinton,"
especially if you are discussing a matter of record. That's because of
Bill, of course. This is a problem with decadent dynastic politics.
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