On Hillary’s shop website, she sells a shirt that has a line of rainbow paint suits going across the front. This is one of my favorite shirts of her campaign so far because it shows how good of a sport and how focused Hillary’s campaign remains.
Instead of being frustrated by the constant comments being made about her attire when those same comments are never made about male candidates, she embraces them and jokes about it herself. By making jokes about her frequent wearing of pant suits she is making it realized that it is not a big deal and that it shouldn’t be a focus of the election. It is just something light-hearted and funny and has nothing to do with whether or not she “looks presidential”.
The rainbow pattern of the pantsuits brought all of the joking back to ideas that actually matter. Straying from the typical red, white, and blue of campaign shirts and making the shirt rainbow represent the inclusiveness and support of LGBTQ+ community that is a large part of Hillary’s campaign. Without getting deep into policies, one of the the most appealing things about Hillary, that Trump lacks, is her acceptance of people of all sexualities and identities. As as we get closer and closer to election day, it is important for her to emphasize these ideas so that undecided voters can realize that, putting all other policies aside, being accepting and inclusive is what matters most in the leader of our country.