For as much fun as the country has had coming up with headlines and campaign slogans featuring the name “Weiner,” it took a special effort for New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio to come up with something that could compete. How about #GoWithTheFro? Who doesn’t love his son Dante’s epic mane?
— Brian (@Principat0) August 24, 2013
It’s not the first time a hairstyle has been part of a political campaign, but at least John “Silky Pony” Edwards was running on the strength of his own locks.
De Blasio's #GoWithTheFro promotion also seems to be getting a decidedly mixed reaction on Twitter
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 27, 2013
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) August 27, 2013
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) August 27, 2013
Bill de Blasio's latest hashtag is #GoWithTheFro– I know why he's anti-stop and frisk, but that seems like a little much.
— John Bonazzo (@johnbonazzo) August 27, 2013
— jalylah (@jalylah) August 27, 2013
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) August 28, 2013
I can't remember is Dante or Bill running for Mayor? #gowiththefro
— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) August 27, 2013
— Yo Soy Roberto (@WesterbergHS89) August 27, 2013
The New York Times found itself unwittingly stepping into controversial territory with its description of Dante’s afro as “oversize.”
NYT's characterizing Dante de Blasio's Afro as "oversize" makes me wonder what the paper of record considers standard size for an Afro
— Alex Engquist (@alexengquist) August 27, 2013
— Neil Freeman (@fitnr) August 27, 2013