A new ad from a political action committee is focused on the possibility of Hillary Clinton making history as the first woman president of the United States.
The ad — titled Man Smart (Woman Smarter) and featuring the song of the same name — opens with a shot of Michelle Obama and her quote: “So much history yet to be made.” It then rolls through a “who’s who” of pioneers in women’s political history including the first woman Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman vice presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the first African-American woman secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice.
The ad then pauses on a still of an open presidential lectern in the White House with the words “It’s time” suspended above. Next, we see a black-and-white still of a smiling Clinton. “Vote Hillary. #FirstWoman,” the ad concludes.
Thank you so much for that comment on the Emma Rice thing! You put what I've been trying to express for weeks far more eloquently than I did!
It was a conversation I really didn’t
want to get involved in but I’ve just seen so much gross misinformation about
the whole situation it made me want to scream. Like I have seen professors and
people I respect so much almost on the verge of tears over some of what’s been
done to the Globe. Installing lights and sounds may not seem like a big deal
but it actually changes the whole landscape of the space and has completely
erased years of work some people have
done and it’s absolutely heartbreaking. It’s not about Emma Rice’s right or ability to
make theatre. Her kind of theatre is theatre you can make anywhere, and that’s
great. But there’s only one Globe and her artistic vision goes directly against
it and completely disrespects the incredible work people have done to bring it
into being. And now she’s being held up as some kind of progressive feminist
martyr by people who have literally no idea what they’re talking about and the
whole thing is sickening.