Today, I was going to publish a Black History Month post about Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, but right now, I feel the need to open up the discussion to politics. As such, I am issuing an open challenge to anyone who reads this (on or off WordPress) and whether you follow me or not.
Last night, I published a post about the DNC Chair Race and I ended that post with three controversial commentaries. I stand by my thoughts and realize not everyone will agree with them. But the topics I touched upon are inevitably touched about the rough 2016 Presidential Election.
A Look at Campaign Slogans
In the spirit of conversation, I would like people to share their thoughts on the campaign slogans of the three most talked about candidates last year: Former Secretary Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. (Or if you’re so inclined, you can include an old slogan from past elections that you really liked.) But I would like to have some thoughts on the 2016 slogans and how they relate to the candidates themselves.
I’ll help you out by listing the slogans from the 2016 election:
- Hillary Clinton started with “I’m with Her,” and ended with “Stronger Together.”
- Bernie Sanders had “A Future to Believe In.”
- Donald Trump had “Make America Great Again.” (Bonus, you can also talk about the “Drain the Swamp” allegory.)
To participate, I recommend that you make a post on your own blog (if you have one). I want you to share your thoughts with your followers and perhaps get them involved in the challenge.
If you want to take a look at these slogans, you can do one, some, or all, but you have to follow these guidelines:
- You have to address each slogan and candidate in at least 300-500 words.
- The post has to be positive. I will not accept posts denigrating the candidates, their slogans, their opponents, or any candidates’ parties/ supporters.
- Talk about what you think the slogan meant (to you).
- List the qualities of the candidate that made you excited about the candidate, if you preferred them.
- List the qualities of the candidate you think appealed to other voters, whether or not you preferred the candidate.
- Link back to this post.
Now, you can receive help in terms of research. Feel free to ask someone you know if you need a first-hand perspective on why certain candidates appealed to certain voters.
Alternatively, if you have already done a post like this, please send me the link.