There’s this creepy scandal-plagued old white lady running for president of the US. All the big media are rooting for her so hard they can’t even pretend to be objective. (If she loses, they’re all going to look worse than Gawker.)
So what are ordinary people saying? In both Taiwan and in the US everybody’s talking about… Trump.
Does Bubbette even exist? She seems to have zero mindshare. She just never comes up in conversation. My Taipei friends couldn’t even remember her name.
There’s a conspiracy theory that her handlers are keeping Bubbette out of the spotlight to help her; the more people see her, the less they like what they see. Whereas with the Donald, some people hate him, but some people don’t. And the ones that don’t can be quite surprising. He’s winning over blacks now?
The Donald is entertaining. He’s fun to hate. It makes people feel superior. He may also be fun to love - I wouldn’t know. But even to think about the other one just gives everyone a headache. There’s nothing to love about her, and to think about how awful she is is just depressing. Making fun of her feels like making fun of Hitler.
(But then, I always did enjoy Hogan’s Heroes reruns.)
There used to lots of really lame excuse-making for her on these very boards, as well as for that has-been Il Douche. That all seems to be dying down, as if people are just getting tired of carrying water for her. The attacks on The Donald however are quite nasty and have a tinge of desperation - along with a fair amount of actual physical violence.
The Donald seems to thrive on all the hate directed towards him. He somehow turns it against the haters. But that creature he’s running against - even her supporters don’t want to talk about her.
It’s a charisma gap, is what it is.