I'm not trying to pick on Warren; she's not the only one doing this, just the one I happen to see on twitter. And this shit was happening the last couple of election cycles. But I was hoping it was a fad, that it would pass. Because it's a) a tasteless and classless way to raise money b) adds to the wrong-headed idea that politicians should be seen as celebrities (they're supposed to be goddamn public servants) c) just annoying
1) She stole this idea from Beto O'Rourke, back when she did her super-cringey, "I'm gonna go grab a beer from the fridge" Twitter post that was copying his Tweet where he'd already done it (in a slightly less cringey way);
2) Absolutely nothing about her makes her come off as someone anyone would want to grab a beer with. Her persona is the antithesis of the "someone you'd wanna grab a beer with." That's not a slam, as I don't think that knocking a few back with a politician is an appealing goal. Whatever happened to Presidents being smart and people embracing that? I want a President who is intelligent, rational, and measured in their thinking.
I'm voting for someone to lead the country, not someone to throw darts with me.
I think she should instead start playing up her original, more genuine persona of "populist academic," because I found that one tobe more appealing and more accurately represents who she actually is. Her "no, seriously! I'm regular folk just like you!" shtick is transparent, fake, and an uncomfortable look for her. It's as weird as the thought of grabbing a beer with my AP English teacher from high school. This kind of shit is just a bad, embarrassing look for her.
I've said this before, but I started losing respect for Warren when she became such an egregious bandwagon-jumper. She chases social memes like dogs chase fire trucks and I find that to be so cringey and desperate (I almost said "like lawyers chase ambulances" but I didn't want Cass to punch me in the throat). It just screams "inauthentic" to me and I preferred her when she was more true to self (though, all politicians are fake to varying degrees).
Last Edit: Aug 14, 2019 15:56:02 GMT -5 by Optimus