Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential campaign Sunday and (surprise!) the backlash and criticism started rolling in within hours.
Potential opponents to Hilary, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took to Twitter to express their lack of faith in Clinton as a presidential candidate.
This is not to say she has not also received an outpouring of support because she certainly has, but what happened to a time when candidates could at least hold off the bashing until the actual race had begun.
Bush even went so far as to tweet a petition “stopping her.” A tweet or comment from Clinton urging anyone to stop her potential opponents has yet to be seen.
Clinton may be taking the economical approach in saving her criticisms of the other side for the actual campaign.
The closest Clinton has come to telling another candidate not to run on Twitter was March 11: “GOP letter to Iranian clerics undermines American leadership. No one considering running for commander-in-chief should be signing on,” she tweeted.
That is a far cry from Bush’s “We must do better than Hillary” tweet Sunday.
Twitter has also been a forum for criticisms not only of her campaign and her choice to run, but for critiquing the design of her new logo.
It has been called “Fed-Ex-esque” and that it looks like it “belongs on a windbreaker.” It is not entirely clear whether a dislike for the logo is dissuading commenters from her campaign.
We very well might be “Ready for Hillary,” but there are still a few factors that could influence that decision — namely, who will be her VP? Not so much what her logo looks like, though.
Hopefully Clinton will be able to ignore the haters and continue on in her campaign to success. Don’t let the bastards get you down, Hillary, we are ready.