Clothes make the non-man
"Nixon in a pant suit" is an anti-Hillary meme that Andrew Sullivan, longtime stalwart of Tricky Dick's party, has successfully propagated. And James Wolcott, with presumably better intentions, has followed, um, suit.
hillary pantsuit OR "pant suit" OR "pantsuits" OR "pant suits"
By last count, there are over 300,000 web pages referencing this candidate and garment choice.
What does this fixation with "pant suits" mean?
1. The candidate who wears them is a woman
2. The candidate who wears them isn't sexy and chic
One more strike and you're out. So, gratuitously throw in "Nixon," and it's hasta la vista, baby.
Sure, I wanted universal health care, genuine concern for the poor and middle class, resiliency, and a repudiation of the Reagan Revolution.
But not if it has to come in that pant-suited package! Anything but that!