I am watching the 2016 Presidential Race with interest, and learning a lot about the policies / issues that some are running on – there is still much to learn and get my head around – but during the process there has been some interesting social media trends that have grown out of this campaign.
This is not so new, I am sure, but I think the way they have embraced popular comedy and media has a slightly fresher feel than of old. There was always the odd appearance by some politician to show they were the every man/woman, usually failing abysmally, but lately there has been a few stand out television appearances by some of the top 2016 Presidential race candidates that have been really good.
I usually watch these things with toe-curling embarrassment. Politicians in the UK can be fairly self-deprecating, but I do not recall anything quite like this.
The videos I have included in this post go to highlight a little bit of what I mean, but since I am curious to make connections with people, especially around America (but also around the globe) I was wondering a few things:
Does this kind of popular media appearance help or hinder the politician involved?
Do you want to see your Presidential candidate with a sense of humour and slow jamming the news?
Do you think it detracts from the policies they are running on or is a good way of reaching out to the nation?
I for one have really enjoyed watching the various appearances, but as a non-voter, I would like to hear from those people who will be marking a ballot paper when the time comes, to find out your thoughts on the candidates who have courted this type of media outlet.
Leave a comment and share your thoughts!