Nowadays, you don’t necessarily need to watch the news or attend rallies to get educated on who’s going to take the top spot in the White House in November 2017. It’s the Digital Age, and today we are looking at our potential future leaders through the lens of their Twitter handles.
The liberal Vermont Democrat is quite progressive on the social media. He can pack a punch with tweets like, “It’s profoundly wrong that we have a proliferation of billionaires and the highest rate of childhood poverty.”
Additionally, Sanders utilizes quotes and media like so:
We are moving very quickly from a democratic society, one person, one vote, to an oligarchic form of society. pic.twitter.com/ipt3hN5PsC
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 12, 2015
Also, if you’re too lazy to register to vote, he has some super helpful ideas!
Rand Paul, like Sanders, gets straight to the point on the Twitter, which is perfect for the platform’s short-segment format. One can quickly gather the general angle of his campaign with simple tweets like, “I’m running for president so the next generations can make the most out of their lives in ways they see fit.” Broad, yet simple.
Paul also has a solid hold on two majorly important Twitter elements. The first is the hashtag, who can argue with #StandWithRand? Secondly, is merchandising!
— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 13, 2015
We get to enjoy a little bit of everything with Democratic candidate and former secretary of state and first lady, Hillary Clinton. She’s got the straight politics down with witty banter in tweets like, “Today is Social Security’s 80th birthday. Congrats on reaching what some Republicans think should be the retirement age.”
Beyond politics, Clinton has some media savvy tweets like above on how she will help people afford college and pay off student loans. She also has that familial allure, with “proud mom” tweets like here.
Much like his campaign, Donald J. Trump’s Twitter is endlessly entertaining with self-indulgent proclamations and politically charged statements. While tweets like, “We must stop the crime and killing machine that is illegal immigration. Rampant problems will only get worse. Take back our country!” are super controversial, they get people riled up and talking, which is in many ways the allure of following a presidential election. Then, Trump just gets childish and it’s just downright funny with tweets like,
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2015
Yes, Mr. Trump, truly weird…
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