We’re not certain who created the #FeelTheBern hashtag when Sen. Bernie Sanders threw his hat into the ring, but there’s no denying that it caught on in a big way. About the only Sanders supporters not using it were members of the Sanders campaign themselves.
That’s changed now, as the Sanders campaign has discovered capitalism and added a selection of “Feel the Bern” merchandise to the campaign store.
Our favorite bit is the warning to be careful with the coffee mug — because “You’re gonna need those hands to vote for Bernie Sanders.”
No, no it doesn’t.
As it looks more and more likely that Vice President Joe Biden might jump into the race next month, we have to wonder what he’ll use for a slogan. Even though he has yet to declare, Biden supporters attending this week’s meeting of the Democratic National Committee are peppering the hotel with “I’m Ridin’ with Biden” goodies, featuring “Hope”-inspired artwork that’s been making the rounds on Twitter for a while.
Maybe Shepard Fairey, the creator of the “Hope” poster who was sued by an AP photographer for using his photo of Obama without permission, can sue the creator of the “I’m Ridin’ with Biden” logo for ripping off his logo.
Aims to “ooze swag”? Honestly, it’s not bad, but it’s no “Jeb!”