Here in the eleventh hour of the interminably long race for president, media mogul Oprah Winfrey has inadvertently provided Hillary Clinton with her first viable campaign slogan.
As noted previously, the Clinton machine has struggled mightily with finding a slogan for the Democratic nominee that had staying power.
Generally, this is a no-brainer for a political campaign. You go with the most salient feature of a candidate’s platform. Think Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again.” But since Hillary has no plan for the nation beyond perpetuating the pseudo-socialist mess and economic stagnation Barack Obama created, her handlers have cycled through — and abandoned — one slogan after another. First came the bellicose “Fighting for Us” (which raises the question “Fighting against whom?”). Next was “I’m with Her” (too similar to “I’m with stupid”).
They finally lit upon the current head-scratcher, “Stronger Together.”
With only a little more than two weeks to go, Winfrey blurted out the perfect campaign slogan: “You don’t have to like her.” In an hour-long one-on-one with black pastor T.D. Jakes that will air next week, the former TV host said:
The reason why I haven’t been vocal, other than saying I’m with her, is because I didn’t know what to say that could actually pierce through all the noise and the chaos and the disgusting vitriol that’s going on and actually be heard.
But there really is no choice, people. All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide. This is what I what I wanna say…. I hear this all the time. You get into conversations — and there’s not a person in this room who hasn’t been in this same conversation — where people say, ‘I just don’t know if I like her.’
Switching to her best blaccent to underscore her point, Winfrey added:
She not [sic] coming over your house. You don’t have to like he. You don’t have to like her.
You can’t get closer to perfection than that because it speaks truth to power. People don’t like her. That doesn’t mean she won’t be elected president. Short of the mother of all bombshell bombshells emerging between now and Nov. 8, she is almost a shoo-in to win.
But it’s not because she is liked — much less loved — by the majority of Americans. Her disapproval rating across polls outpace her approval rating by nearly double digits.
Nor is it just her incessant lies or scandals that will lead many who vote for her on to hold their nose as they do so. It’s also her personality. She is so abusive to the people who work for her that when she broke her elbow in 2009, her security detail laughed.