Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush at Politico went out on a long limb today with a prediction of personnel who might be part of a campaign for Hillary Clinton 2016. Most of the names were predictable, and without mentioning anyone in particular, I would suggest an infusion of manners to a few of them before they begin sending emails in her name. We may be Democrats and relatively informal people, but this New Dem tendency of addressing people with "hey" in the subject line is offensive and unbecoming anyone associated with Hillary.
Forecasting the nature of a possible campaign of a so far undeclared candidate, they asserted, based on unnamed sources that Hillary will activate a Twitter account soon.
MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH |
One indication Clinton’s team might lean toward the latter in 2016: She is likely to soon start posting to the soon-to-be-activated @hillaryclinton on Twitter, signaling her first personal foray into the medium outside her official State Department account, according to a person familiar with the situation.
One small correction I would make to that passage: That would not be her first personal foray into the Twittersphere. Veterans of HillaryClinton.com will remember her Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter accounts from 2008. The Twitterfeed ended rather abruptly right before South Dakota, if I remember correctly. Her website was where I learned abut Twitter, and I joined to be able to follow her. At first, I actually thought it was something she had invented because it sounds like the kind of word she would use - like "Townterview," for example. I even posted a comment or sent an email, I cannot remember which, asking if she had made that up.
We hope her social nets are more regularly moderated than in 2008 when it seemed to so many of us that the only person whose blog comments were approved were those of my dear friend Normita Fenn. We laugh about it now but felt ignored in 2008. It was frustrating.
In the nearer, and probably more predictable future, we see New York Magazine suggesting that our girl might attend the CDFA awards next Monday where she possibly present an award to her friend and frequent designer, Oscar de la Renta. We love seeing her in evening wear and hope this is true.
Meanwhile, the presenter of Oscar de la Renta's Founder's Award is still a mystery, but WWD reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton just might be on deck. Clinton is an old friend of the de la Renta's and has worn his designs on several major occasions, most notably to her daughter Chelsea's wedding as well as her husband's second Inaugural Ball in 1997. This wouldn't be her first time attending the CFDA Awards on the designer's behalf; in 2002, she went as his date in this gloriously poufy-sleeved ensemble. Here's hoping next Monday brings a repeat of this moment:
I love this picture!