‘Texts From Hillary’ on Tumblr Crashes Obama-Romney Party
WASHINGTON – It’s so 3:00 a.m. and I’m in charge.
It’s power, baby.
The ultimate Hillary Effect, which has been earned.
That “Texts From Hillary” on Tumblr has gone viral is due to Secy. Clinton’s Madonna meets Gaga pop culture cool aboard a C-17, which was Malta bound for Libya at the height of a crisis, which she managed through getting the Arab League to sign on to NATO bombing.
What it transmits about Hillary to her fans is nothing new. That it’s making a dent among her most strident critics on the left is.
Hillary’s soaring approval rating wasn’t enough. But the new sensation on Tumblr has even gotten the attention of the most anti-Hillary 2008 new media site on the left, TPM. You remember, the boys who thought talking to female voters was a waste of time.
Women are just the majority vote today, with using our power brewing when the Hillary Effect exploded. Her historic campaign caused a shift for women and was the original game changer. Sarah Palin was the proof, ask HBO. The war on women is showing what we can do: turn U.S. politics upside down all the way to Rush.
Now women rule, Hillary’s put them at the front of her diplomacy, with Pres. Obama needing the women’s vote to prevail in November, as does every politician in the country.
Hillary’s the ultimate globe trotting political rock star, who also happens to be everyone’s fantasy president right now.
How could she not be?
Barack Obama is still in search of a slogan for his reelection campaign, with an opponent who looks so bad right now it makes everyone want to hit snooze until November, with swing independents the subject we’ll all choke on until it’s over.
“Texts From Hillary” rescues us all from political boredom, putting the sexy back into service.
“Texts from Hillary” on Tumblr is now so globally popular, credit for pictures and images have now been added to the dueling two-shot message.
Ah, the price of going viral.
The Washington Post didn’t get it and critiqued it as Hillary the “phone addict.” MSNBC went for “Clinton at her coolest,” a far cry from the Keith Olberman – Chris Matthews’ mean boy screeds. Now everyone’s grabbed on.
While Chuck Todd asks GOPers questions about whether team Obama is coasting while laughing at the prospects of running against Mitt Romney, who can’t even close against Rick Santorum, the rest of us are looking for a distraction.
When the Charlotte Observer reported on Monday that Secy. Clinton wouldn’t be at the Democratic convention, following a tradition by other secretaries of state, the manipulated headlines popped. Huffington Post comments exploded, because Amanda Terkel’s piece came with a headline blaring Hillary was “skipping” the Democratic convention, which was also picked up by Slate. The Atlantic preferred “Hillary Has Better Things to Do Than Attend the Democratic Convention.”
Former Pres. Bill Clinton will be attending.
The rest of us will watch “Texts From Hillary,” because while Democrats are converging on a right-to-work state, staying in anti-union hotels, Hillary will be kicking up global dust.
What she won’t be doing is vamping until 2016.
TM Note: Original images by Kevin Lamarque for Reuters, via “Texts From Hillary.”
Taylor Marsh is the author of The Hillary Effect, which is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, where it was 1 of only 4 books in their NOOK Featured Authors Selection launch. Marsh is a veteran political analyst and commentator. She has written for The Hill, U.S. News & World Report, Zocalo Public Square, among others, and has been profiled in the Washington Post, The New Republic, and seen on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, as well as on radio across the dial and on satellite, including the BBC. Marsh lives in the Washington, D.C. area. This column is cross posted from her new media blog.