If there’s something Hillary Clinton is going to attack Bernie Sanders over, being out of touch probably isn’t the best strategy – especially when you’re Hillary Clinton.
Sanders had a gaffe a few days ago when asked if he’d ever taken the subway in New York City. Sanders said that he had in the past, but incorrectly stated that to get on you need a token. New York City transitioned to using MetroCards in 2003.
Hillary Clinton quickly jumped on the gaffe to portray Bernie as clueless. She stated “I’m proud to be a New Yorker. We don’t use a token on the subway.”
Then, as the New York Post reported, irony struck:
MetroCard wasn’t kind to the Democratic front-runner, who needed five swipes to get past the turnstile at the 161st Street-Yankee Stadium station.
Social media had a mixed reaction to the incident:
“Hillary Clinton can’t get her MetroCard to work on NYC subway. I’m serious. OMG this is my life every day,” tweeted Micah Grimes.
Russel Horvath was apparently not impressed by her foray into mass transit.
“Unfortunately, she’ll take it directly to Goldman Sachs,” he wrote, sarcastically.
Another user brought up a famous political race PR gaffe.
“You have to be kidding me Hillary Clinton is riding on the subway. Dukakis rides a tank,” tweeted Robert Weldon, referring to the infamous and widely mocked photo of Michael Dukakis riding an M1 Abrams tank as a presidential candidate in 1988.
Yes, that Hillary Clinton is just “one of us.”
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]