Senior Clinton campaign advisers Mandy Grunwald and Mark Penn were not impressed with the young Iowans who turned out for Barack Obama at Saturday night’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.
"Our people look like caucus-goers," Grunwald told Roger Simon of the Politico, "and his people look like they are 18. Penn said they look like Facebook."
Added Penn: "Only a few of their people look like they could vote in any state."
Kind of weird to dis 18-year-olds. But hey, certainly the Clinton campaign and its all-knowing ways must have a reason to insult young Democrats trying to engage in the political process.
Either way, umbrage has been taken. And now on Facebook — the Official Petition Against Hillary Clinton "They Look Like Facebook" Insult.
"That’s it: Hillary’s entire strategy for winning the White House is to make sure young people on Facebook don’t vote," the group’s manifesto states. "Facebook voters aren’t 18 year old slackers. We are engaged. And we vote. Let’s get as many Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to join this group to send a message that stereotypes like this about the youth vote are unacceptable. Invite 200 friends to be listed as a co-founder on the officer list."
As of Tuesday morning, the group had a paltry 159 members — nothing like the 563,319 members of Stop Hillary Clinton: (One Million Strong AGAINST Hillary).
Lost in this madness is the fact that Penn — normally so adept at understanding the culture — clearly has missed the boat on Facebook, 41% of whose visitors are 35 and older. (Mr. Penn — check out this story in Business Week, "Fogeys Flock to Facebook." )
Matthew Rose at the Wall Street Journal has an amusing column about his Mid-Life Facebook Crisis experience HERE.
So write off Facebook, Clintonistas! Mock Facebook! At your peril.