Vice President Joe Biden, who still appears every night in who knows how many dreams as the Democratic candidate for president, only this week advised Hillary Clinton to open up on the campaign trail and let her heart show.
In our conversation yesterday, Biden on @HillaryClinton: "My advice to Hillary is just open up. Let them see your heart a little more."
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) September 6, 2016
Before any men out there take Biden’s excellent and heartfelt advice the wrong way, note that he didn’t make any assumptions that showing her heart more meant showing her teeth.
A man would never tell another man to smile more, but GOP chair Reince Priebus, in his critique of Clinton’s showing at Wednesday night’s Commander-in-Chief Forum on NBC, committed the sin of noting that Clinton looked angry and defensive.
@HillaryClinton was angry + defensive the entire time – no smile and uncomfortable – upset that she was caught wrongly sending our secrets.
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) September 8, 2016
No one’s sure what Priebus has been doing this entire election cycle, but he can stop helping any time.
— Bruce Godfrey (@BruceGodfrey) September 8, 2016
@Reince Tell women they should smile more. That should work out well. Cool job guys.
— wesinjapan (@wesinjapan) September 8, 2016
.@Reince Nothing says "our party has no clue how to be relevant anymore" like its chair evaluating a Presidential candidate based on smiles.
— Max Valiquette (@maxvaliquette) September 8, 2016
— Elyssa Johnson (@ElyssaJohnson) September 8, 2016
Reince was out sick the day the diversity coordinator held the orientation seminar.
— Salena (@Salencita) September 8, 2016
— Allison F. (@ablington) September 8, 2016
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) September 8, 2016
No smile? WTF. https://t.co/GffG24KMVK
— Kai Ryssdal (@kairyssdal) September 8, 2016
— Donald Georgette (@DonGeorgette) September 8, 2016
Men are still telling Hillary to "smile." Unreal. https://t.co/LeQE4jzHFN
— Steven D'Amico (@stevenjldamico) September 8, 2016
How to turn out the female vote: complain to Hillary that she didn't smile https://t.co/hFR82Fnjaf
— Amanda Katz (@katzish) September 8, 2016
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) September 8, 2016
Intern: here's a list of over 500 legitimate criticisms we can hit Hillary with
Reince Priebus: tweet about how she didn't smile
— Omar (@1Lcampesino) September 8, 2016
It might not seem like a big deal, but someone on Team Hillary is going to run with this before long and … too late.
Actually, that’s just what taking the office of President seriously looks like. https://t.co/Pyn92mesom
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 8, 2016