Hillary Clinton Must Channel Her Inner Selina Meyer

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What if Hillary Clinton let loose with her inner President Selina Meyer? Now THAT would be a campaign event I wouldn’t want to miss!

As Season 5 of VEEP is upon us – wherein “President” Selina Meyer nervously finds herself tied with her opponent to be elected to the White House in her own right – I started to wonder whether Hillary Clinton might be better served if she channeled her own inner Selina Meyer. None of this kinder and gentler stuff. Even though research shows that women candidates have to be “likable” to win over voters, Selina seems to be most comfortable with her inner “bitch is the new black.”

Think about how that would get reported by the media dudes who tell Clinton to smile more and talk more softly (without carrying a big stick), and who insist our lady candidate should calm down so she doesn’t sound like she’s shouting (because none of the men who want to sit in the White House are doing any annoying loud talking, right?)

But what might that campaign tactic look like if Hillary was a little more like Selina? Here are a few ideas straight from the transcripts of VEEP:

To Bernie Sanders: “You take your eyebrows and get out!”

<> on July 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

On seeing Donald Trump in the White House: “I’d rather set fire to my vulva!”

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To Ted Cruz: “With your face, when you attempt to be charming, it really does come off as evil.”

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To the media in general: ” Don’t talk. Don’t stay. You need to fuck off.”

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Oh, to hear Hillary let loose in that way Selina has mastered!

Granted, probably the only candidate at this point who can get away with swearing the way Selina Meyer does is Donald Trump, but it would do my liberal, feminist heart good to see Hillary step up every now and then and own the inner Selina Meyer we all know is just waiting to get out!

Joanne Bamberger is an independent journalist and journalism entrepreneur who is also the author/editor of book Amazon bestseller “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox” (She Writes Press). She is the publisher and editor in chief of The Broad Side, and is the principal of Broad Side Strategies, a strategic communications firm.

Header Image via VEEP Official website

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