2016 politics is going to be a lot of things, but it ain’t gonna be cool, kids. Kewl, perhaps is better suited for these 2016 presidential candidates who tried way too hard to be down with the kids. Their efforts might not lead to a flood of votes, but they have definitely resulted in utter failure, much to our delight.
Here are 10 of the best ones!
Hillary Clinton might succeed in a lot of things, but twitter ain't one of them folks. After her campaign tweeted, "How does your student loan debt make you feel? Tell us in 3 emojis or less," we all were very unimpressed to say the least. At least, she had a sense of humour!
Remember the time when according to Washington Post, during Sanders' November trip to Atlanta, he spent a day touring the city and eating soul food with the Run The Jewels rapper, who officially endorsed the Vermont senator at a rally later that night. Way to go Sanders!
Remember Rand Paul love for Ray Bans? How can you not! The amount of PDA this guy did should be illegal. Gosh, get a room you guys! He also branded a bunch of Wayfarers with his campaign logo without Ray Ban's permission. All is fair in love right?
Martin O' Mulley's truly terrible rendition of Taylor Swift's Bad Blood has failed to wow anyone (obviously). "Katy Perry, I'm told, is doing like a benefit concert for one my opponents in Iowa, so in response I thought I'd offer this up," O'Malley said. Not the way to go Mulley.
Cruz was hoping to go viral on internet via his buzzfeed collab where he "auditioned" for the Simpsons following the news that voice actor Harry Shearer, who voices many of the show's most-beloved characters, was leaving the show. "That's the weirdest f-cking thing I've ever seen," said John Stewart. "Normally you have to wait until you're actually President to do that much damage to something America holds so dear." Stole our words, John.
Ben Carson is here to rock your world with real rap music. He tried really hard to prove that he is, like, totally down with the cool hipsta' music. In November, the Carson campaign released a radio ad featuring what Vice editor Drew Millard referred to as, "lyrics that only a true Republican could construe as rapping."
Marco Rubio during an interview with Fox news claimed his like really-real love for Wu-Tang clan but when asked to name his favorite member he said "No. You know, I don't know." The host said, "You can't pick a favorite?" To which Rubio answered, "No. That's like… you know, uh, that's like early '90s stuff." You ain't foolin no one bruh!
Donald Trump tried to show how cool he is with his high five and all but, alas, failed miserably at it like a lot of other things. It was expected from him, though. After all, he is Donald Trump!
Here's the betrayal of the century folks! The time when Chris Christie betrayed Bruce Springsteen by declaring Bon Jovi to be his true Bae. We all know how totally obsessed Christie is with Bruce. But apparently what we all knew was wrong. He metaphorically stabbed his idol in the back by stating that he now prefers Bon Jovi. Not done Christie.