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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:32 AM

Why Hillary wore white...

How Hillary Embraced History

Accepting the Democratic nomination for President on Thursday, Hillary Clinton leaned into her status as the first female nominee for President from a major political party.

It was a direct contrast to her 2008 campaign against President Obama, where Clinton largely avoided addressing the legacy of her candidacy — up until the end, when she famously declared there were now “18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling.

During her acceptance speech on Thursday, she faced it head-on, wearing all white in what is likely a nod to Geraldine Ferraro, who wore white when she became the first woman to accept the Vice Presidential nomination of a major party, and the suffragettes, who wore white while fighting for women’s right to vote.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/07/28/3803257/hillary-embraces-history/





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Reply Why Hillary wore white... (Original post)
one_voice Jul 2016 OP
MFM008 Jul 2016 #1
SharonAnn Jul 2016 #50
a kennedy Jul 2016 #2
UtahLib Jul 2016 #3
Expecting Rain Jul 2016 #4
AwakeAtLast Jul 2016 #5
Stinky The Clown Jul 2016 #6
AgadorSparticus Jul 2016 #7
akbacchus_BC Jul 2016 #8
one_voice Jul 2016 #9
akbacchus_BC Jul 2016 #11
one_voice Jul 2016 #12
John Poet Jul 2016 #24
mentalsolstice Jul 2016 #47
flamingdem Jul 2016 #10
John Poet Jul 2016 #13
okasha Jul 2016 #14
SunSeeker Jul 2016 #15
tblue37 Jul 2016 #46
rusty quoin Jul 2016 #16
mrmpa Jul 2016 #17
Beartracks Jul 2016 #19
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #30
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #18
Beartracks Jul 2016 #20
lovemydog Jul 2016 #22
niyad Jul 2016 #41
Beartracks Jul 2016 #43
Ilsa Jul 2016 #49
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #21
DianaForRussFeingold Jul 2016 #23
GreenPartyVoter Jul 2016 #25
Freddie Jul 2016 #26
obamanut2012 Jul 2016 #27
TexasMommaWithAHat Jul 2016 #28
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #29
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #32
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #33
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #35
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #39
obamanut2012 Jul 2016 #44
Pacifist Patriot Jul 2016 #45
BooScout Jul 2016 #31
Moonwalk Jul 2016 #34
awake Jul 2016 #36
hamsterjill Jul 2016 #37
NWCorona Jul 2016 #38
mcar Jul 2016 #40
Lifelong Protester Jul 2016 #42
LAS14 Jul 2016 #48
LisaM Jul 2016 #51
tandem5 Jul 2016 #52

Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:33 AM

1. she looked stunning

it was effective for graphics.

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:43 PM

50. Hillary in white, Chelsea in red, Anne Holton in blue. Pretty cool!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:34 AM

2. Wow.....how cool is that?? A W E S O M E

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:38 AM

3. Demonstrating her thoughtfulness in all things.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:39 AM

4. Well done! Well done!

 

Our daughters' daughters will adore us
And they'll sing in grateful chorus
"Well done! Well done!
Well done Sister Suffragette!"

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:40 AM

5. It was a beautiful choice

And the difference really made her stand out!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:40 AM

6. Planting yet another seed for the future in a garden we'll never get to harvest

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:40 AM

7. That is really interesting. I didn't know that. I just thought she has great taste.

Love her everything tonight!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:43 AM

8. Isn't she allowed to wear what she wants to wear?

Since when you are her wardrobe monitor. Whatever she wears, says or does is never good enough for some people.

I got an idea - she wore white because she is marrying Americans who are progressive!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:45 AM

9. This wasn't a criticism, it was a good thing..

Did you read the article.

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Response to one_voice (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:49 AM

11. My apologies. I thought it was your opinion and no, I did not read the article.

I always liked your post, hence my dismay! Sorry, will be careful next time.

To tell you the truth, immigrant Canadians do not always get it! I'm an immigrant to Canada.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:52 AM

12. no worries!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 06:08 AM

24. Actually, presidential nominees have to have their apparel choices approved

 

by the party fashion committee....

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:11 PM

47. Remember when Obama was criticized for wearing a light grey or khaki suit?

I agree what Hillary wears should be her choice. Male or female I wish our society would lighten up about clothing choices. If the POTUS chooses to wear business casual on average workdays, all the better. I prefer comfort to archaic dictates about "acceptable" work clothing.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:46 AM

10. she looked great

!!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:56 AM

13. Very interesting! Thanks for the info. BUT--- I THOUGHT---

 

it was because she represents the Forces of Light, or the 'white knight',
come to save us from the evil DARK LORD DONALD TRUMP
and his forces of darkness!

In another way, it was kinda bridal. I think I wanna marry her!

But seriously... She really managed to get to me tonight.



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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:08 AM

14. All great connections.

I also see the white as "There's a doctor in the house."

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Response to okasha (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:08 AM

15. I like that!

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Response to okasha (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:59 PM

46. Also--good guys wear white hats, while Darth Trump will be subconsciously

envisioned in black by those who see HRC in white.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:12 AM

16. Her wearing white is fine with me.

I just hope her team has everything covered. I don't care what she wears. She looks fine to me.

I just hope that all these choices are the right choices to get her elected in a dumbed down American public, which I have little faith.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:18 AM

17. I think a little bit more than that..........

in a very well choreographed last night, it was about patriotism. Chesea wore red, the Secretary wore white & Senator Kaine wore a blue suit.

Mrs. Kaine also wore a blue dress, and the kids that came up were in red, and blues, with one young girl wearing a dress with stars on it.

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:36 AM

19. Probably too subtle for Republicans but...

... an American flag made of people is far more important and beautiful than one made simply of cloth. Call it the tapestry of America, but it makes for a more colorful, more enduring representation of patriotism, democracy, and freedom than any lapel pin, banner, bunting, or flag. The strength of America -- the REAL America -- lies not in her symbols but in her citizens.



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #19)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:54 AM

30. Nicely said, and spot on!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:24 AM

18. She looked great in white! And it's not an easy color to wear....

...And my thought, when I saw her in white was a bit more spiritual—the pope wears white, sikhs often wear white, baptismal garments are white....

She referred more to her religion in this speech, but in a way I didn't mind at all. Especially the quote we've seen on placards about the convention ("do all the good you can to all the people you can in all the ways you can". Nice way to counter the selfish evangelicalism on the other side.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:39 AM

20. Nice.

I hadn't heard that before.



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Response to Beartracks (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:01 AM

22. I love that quote.

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Response to Beartracks (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:52 PM

41. thank you!! saved me a trip to google!

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Response to niyad (Reply #41)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:26 PM

43. You're welcome!

Glad I could help.






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Response to Beartracks (Reply #20)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:25 PM

49. Father of Methodism.

He saw how "dead" the national church was, and began a long personal journey to find more meaning in Christianity, and in doing the work Christ calls his followers to do. Others derisively called him an "enthusiast". But he and a handful of others started really helping the poor in places like Bristol, etc. John Wesley's story is phenomenal.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:59 AM

21. A nice nod to GF. nt

 

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 03:57 AM

23. :) Wow! That story is so cool! She looked great -- very classy!!!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:22 AM

25. I love it!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:28 AM

26. Not because Melania Trump wore white?

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:31 AM

27. I thought it was for the Iron-Jawed Angels

Which is why Ferraro wore white, too.

Wonderful symbolism!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 07:56 AM

28. White stood out against the "backdrop"

She looked fabulous and didn't blend into the background.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:40 AM

29. In addition, I wondered if it was also a symbol

of being neither red nor blue, but choosing the third color in our flag to demonstrate she represents everyone regardless of political affiliation.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:05 AM

32. Wow, excellent observation!

If the message is that she's president for Republicans (who reject Donald) too, then gong white is exactly right.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:28 AM

33. I will admit that I'm a person who sees symbolism everywhere.

My mom hates talking about movies we've both seen with me because I pick up on minor details and analyze the meaning. LOL! So I may easily well be over-thinking it.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:36 AM

35. I do the same--see symbolism and analyze it everywhere--and I don't think you're...

...over thinking it at all. It's not like this campaign has been subtle about their theme of togetherness and putting differences aside. How better for Hillary to say "I've moved into a position above party loyalties" then to exchange her blue suit for a white one?

It literally punctuates what she said in the speech about working for not just democrats but independents and republicans and even those who don't vote for her.

Of course, if you and I want to really over-think it (why not?), white is, literally *all colors* Shall we expand the symbolism discussion that way? I'm buying.

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Response to Moonwalk (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:51 PM

39. Awesome, I'm in!

Except we need one of these with a wine glass. LOL!

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:36 PM

44. Interesting!

You always were one of my favorite posters, and this is just one reason why.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:49 PM

45. Wow

I've always assumed I was never on anyone's radar because I post for awhile, fade away, come back to read, post a little, take a break, post in a burst, just read for awhile, etc.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:05 AM

31. She is beautiful inside and out!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:28 AM

34. You know what I really love about this white suit? It makes the Media work for her! Bravo!

When Hillary and Warren appeared in matching blue suits, that's all Faux would talk about. Not what they said, but how they looked--mockingly of course. Women in politics have always had to deal with that--news commentators discussing what they wore and how they were groomed instead of focusing on what they said. I'm not saying male candidate's appearance isn't also discussed/mocked, but men, of course, get to wear (and have to wear) that uniform, a suit. Unless it's a bad/strange suit or doesn't have the right lapel pin, what they wore is rarely discussed.

But Hillary just made this all work for her! Donald Trump cannot come out wearing a white suit to symbolize anything! He'd look ridiculous. Hillary, however, can more than get away with this. Here she is wearing something that practically screams "I have risen" and "I am a savior" and Donald Trump can't possibly match it. Not in any suit he wears.

And she looks great in it to boot! She just played "the woman card" masterfully. Like laying down that winning Ace. "You wanna talk about what I wear rather than what I say? Here ya go! Talk and sell me to the voters on every news channel for days."


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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:53 AM

36. Thanks for that info much better than when she wore Yellow

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 11:58 AM

37. That's a cool sentiment.

I thought she looked great last night. The white pantsuit was striking! The cut was flattering.

She was confident. She was in charge. She was certain. She was amazing!!!!!

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 12:24 PM

38. I thought Hillary looked great in white! I'll leave these here.





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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 01:22 PM

40. And Chelsea wore red and Ann Kaine wore blue

They all looked amazing.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 02:22 PM

42. I was hoping it was for the Suffragettes

All the rest of your story is great, too. I love that there was red, white, and blue, and that white is the color of Geraldine Ferraro's suit, too.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:15 PM

48. There's genius behind her wardrobe! nt

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:09 AM

51. Hill wore red, white, and blue on three different nights.

Red when she was nominated, blue when she came on the stage with Obama, and white last night.

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Response to one_voice (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 12:19 AM

52. She glowed while Trump was an ominous silhouette that emerged from fog.

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