At the chaotic Nevada Democratic Convention, Sen. Barbara Boxer, an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter, was jeered loudly by Bernie Sanders supporters when she called for the Berners to either unite behind Clinton or boo themselves out of the race.
The Hill reports that, in an interview Thursday on SiriusXM, Boxer tried to explain why Sanders, 74, holds such an appeal over young voters. Boxer recalled a psychologist theorizing that Sanders reminded millennials of their grandfathers.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 27, 2016
@thehill is that dirty grandpa or bad grandpa?
— AmerConservative (@ConservativAmer) May 27, 2016
@thehill hahahaha… Wow. She's clearly tuned in. Doesn't everyone have a Democratic Socialist Vermonter grandpa in their family?
— Standpipe (@usa3000rustic) May 27, 2016
“There was a psychologist I heard who said that the young people look at Bernie as their grandpa,” Boxer reportedly told Julie Mason. “You know, ‘Oh it’s my grandpa and he’s gonna do great things for me.’ And so he connected with a whole group of voters who don’t ordinarily vote.”
@thehill Precisely, and Gramps Loves to give FREE shit to His grand kids, Just Like Gramps Sanders.
— Churchhill Browne (@ChurchHillBrown) May 27, 2016
@thehill Wouldn't then they like Hillary because she reminds them of grammaw?
— Vida Galore (@GaloreVida) May 27, 2016
There’s no question that Sanders has promised young people just about everything they could want, from free college tuition to free health care. It’s curious, though, that no one seems to have heard of Clinton, herself a 68-year-old grandmother, reminding millennials of their grandma.
@thehill Well how come they don't like Grandma Hillary??/
— Kris Murphy (@KrisinAL) May 27, 2016
@thehill Shouldn't we like grandma Hilliary equally as much? Because she is my nanas age.
— Rachel Hernandez (@snakemom86) May 27, 2016
@thehill and she? The scary grandma
— justsaying (@opinionstudent) May 27, 2016
@thehill and Hillary reminds them of their gold digging, conniving, back stabbing great aunt
— Hoaxington Post (@HoaxPost) May 27, 2016
@thehill If Hillary didn't dye her hair, she'd remind them of someone else's treacherous grandma.
— Ojos Criollos (@ojoscriollos) May 27, 2016
@thehill barbara is like that aunt that shows up to thanksgiving dinner without an invite.
— Valerievallejo (@Valerievallejo7) May 27, 2016
— Brenda B (@brendab65) May 27, 2016
@thehill and young voters don't like Hillary because she reminds them of that lady at the store who always asks to see the manager.
— Wilson Tenney (@tinyw10e) May 27, 2016
@thehill And Hillary is the mean grandmother you never go to visit. Scratch a liberal, find a bigot.
— Earl North (@ejn521) May 27, 2016
She's mom saying to do your homework. He's grandpa you visit at Shady Pines who always has the best hard candy in his pocket. @thehill
— Only4RM (@Only4RM) May 27, 2016
@thehill Give me a break, Hillary is only 5 years younger than Bernie. We just don't like her because she is an evil and corrupt scumbag.
— #BernieOrBust (@BernieOrBustLA) May 27, 2016
@thehill wait I thought HRC was the one who brags about being grandma? she made that '7 ways HRC is like your nana' ad?
— Lily (@bixlily) May 27, 2016
Amazingly, the list is still online at Clinton’s campaign website.
@thehill bruh, Clinton was literally tweeting to Latinos about how she's like our grandma just a few months ago ?
— Saúl (@CallSawl) May 27, 2016
— Root'sFrameWorks (@smac20000) May 27, 2016
@thehill Young voters like Hillary because…oh, wait…they hate Hillary.
— Freedumb Caucus (@Donald__Dump) May 27, 2016