If ever there was a sign that a campaign is out of touch with the times, here it is. Really going for that connection with the youth vote now, aren’t we.
“Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen”
The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latin American or Hispanic origin, etc.
Meanwhile, her septuagenarian opponent Bernie Sanders has enjoyed remarkable support from voters young enough to be his grandchildren.
The AOL Email login-screen ad bought by her campaign is either an act of monumental cluelessness about how to reach those young voters, or (more likely), it's an indication that the campaign feels the need to double-down on the older voters who constitute the bulk of Hillary Clinton supporters.
Does no one at the Clinton campaign know that AOL's mail users are predominantly people who signed up back in the days of telephone modems and software on CDs? There are probably more people who voted for Clinton in New Hampshire than there are millennials using AOL for their email in the entire country.
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Original article from The Weekly Standard:
Either this is an example of the tech cluelessness of Hillary (who famously claimed not to know what "wiping" a server meant), or perhaps evidence that Clinton is so far back on her heels that she needs to shore up the one demographic she has. If that's the case, be on the lookout for Hillary banner-ads over at AARP.com.