Oh Hillary Clinton, always trying to get in with the cool kids. Nobody likes a try hard or, worse yet, a poser, which is why meme-makers, hip young “influencers” and many of our coolest celebs opt to #FeelTheBern.
Meanwhile, Hillary has tried everything to get young voters on her side: she’s dabbed on Ellen, made memes of her own and she may or may not have purchased a Thrasher sweatshirt (note: I’m speculating on that last one). Her attempts have been futile at best and embarrassing at worst.
People call Hillary disingenuous. Unrelatable. That she’ll say and do anything to win people’s votes. Well, friends, this clip of the presidential hopeful proves otherwise. In this moment, Hillary Clinton is all of us:
It takes Hillary (or Hil, as I now feel entitled to call her) five swipes of her MetroCard to make it through the turnstile at Yankee Stadium. Her blunder is all the more embarrassing as entering the subway was staged as a photo op specifically to attack effortlessly cool guy Bernie.
“I’m proud to be a New Yorker, we don’t use tokens on the subway,” she boasted, mocking the fact that Bernie was outed for thinking we still use tokens earlier this week.
And any New Yorker knows that when the pressure is on to nail it in one swipe, you often choke. Maybe your train is coming, it’s the morning rush and you don’t want to piss off a bunch of already pissed off commuters. Perhaps you’re on a date and you just wanna look smooth or, in Hil’s case, you’re praying that, for the love of god, you look like a woman of the people for once in your life. And, of course, she chokes, accidentally creating the most (and only?) relatable moment of her campaign.
Then she gets on the subway with her security detail and camera crew, just like the rest of us.