While socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has enjoyed invaluable free press from his army of fervent supporters on social media, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has thus far enjoyed a choir of crickets. The former first lady and secretary of state currently holds a delegate lead over Sanders that he is unlikely to overcome, but the geriatric Marxist holds an incalculable advantage over Clinton when it comes to voter enthusiasm.
Clinton has attempted to make up this enthusiasm gap in a number of ways — none of which have succeeded to date. Clinton’s first strategy was to go to the tried and true tactic of pandering. Clinton has most notably pandered to the black, Latino, and Muslim communities, which appears to have earned votes — but not necessarily enthusiasm. Her friend, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently reinstated voting rights to convicted felons in his state, which may or may not be enough to push Clinton over the top in the swing state in November.
But Clinton isn’t out of strategies yet. Back to that invaluable free press that Bernie Sanders gets on social media — Clinton wants some. And she may be getting it, but not for free. To read how a Clinton Super PAC is reportedly shelling out over $1 million to pro-Hillary social media trolls in an attempt to give the illusion of enthusiasm, continue reading on the next page: