On this morning of March 10, in the year of our Lord 2016, it cannot be easy to be Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As he campaigned for the 2008 Democratic nomination, Barack Obama made a striking decision: he made no real mention of his race, or the significance of electing a black president. In fact, his opponents repeatedly tried to bait him into that discussion, and he steadfastly refused.
The “BernieBro” has become a trope in the ‘16 Dem primary. You know, “that guy” who spews horrid, toxic venom against Hillary Clinton on Internet comment boards, presumably in support of insurgent rival Bernie Sanders.
It’s not the message (though there are definite parallels), and it’s not the extremism (at least not directly), but Trump and ISIS share something crucial: popular support.