Tag: Surrogates

Bill Clinton Will Speak Tonight in the “First Lady” Spot. Good Riddance to that Title.

Kay Steiger, Vox – July 25, 2016

The nature of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is historic. It will be the first time a woman secures a presidential nomination from a major political party in the United States. But there will be another person making a certain kind of history this week: Bill Clinton.

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RNC Speaker Scott Baio Tweeted Meme Referring To Hillary Clinton As A C**t

Allegra Kirkland, Talking Points Memo – July 18, 2016

Eighties sitcom star Scott Baio, who is scheduled to address the Republican National Convention on Monday, shares the party nominee’s penchant for off-color tweets. Last week, Baio shared a meme that shows Democrat Hillary Clinton speaking in front of a banner reading “Country.” Clinton stands at a podium such that her body covers up the “O” on that banner, leaving the letters that spell out “cunt.” The text below the photo says “what difference does it make?”

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These Men Won’t Be Voting for Donald Trump Because “He Is a Vulgar Bully”

Prachi Gupta, Cosmopolitan – June 17, 2016

Nearly 30 pro-choice male legislators and political candidates have joined NARAL in signing an open letter condemning Donald Trump’s misogyny, saying they will not vote for him this fall. The letter comes in time for Father’s Day, urging fathers, sons, husbands, and brothers to take a stand against Trump and sign the petition.

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Under the Radar, Bill Clinton Finds his Voice as a Supporting Actor

Karen Tumulty, Washington Post – May 21, 2016

This is the invisi-Bill campaign. The former president who flickers occasionally on cable news channels remains a big draw on the off-Broadway circuit of presidential politics. It is a low-altitude tactical deployment that leaves a light footprint, aiming to maximize his value as a political asset without stirring the negatives that also trail him.

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Ed Rendell Apologizes for ‘Ugly Women’ Remarks in Washington Post Interview

Dave Weigel, Washington Post – May 18, 2016

Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania who will play a key role at the Democratic Party’s July convention in Philadelphia, has apologized for a quote he gave in an interview with The Washington Post. A joke he made about why Donald Trump’s misogynistic remarks would backfire — “There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women” — unexpectedly went viral, earning headlines from local Pennsylvania newspapers to People magazine.

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Bernie Sanders Takes Rapper’s Graphic Remark and Seeks a More Diplomatic Phrasing

Yamiche Alcindor, New York Times – February 18, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Thursday defended the rapper Killer Mike’s remark this week that a “uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president,” saying in more prosaic terms that voters should not pick candidates based on their sex.

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