For the past three presidential debates one piece of required presidential attire has been conspicuously missing from the outfit of former secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. It has long been held as a tradition that those aspiring to the highest political offices in our land recognize the hard-fought sacrifices that have allowed us to gain the prestige that we so humbly hold today.
But Clinton seems entirely disinterested in the American way. She offers no token of her patriotism no reassurances of her loyalty and no action and I could replace the significant absence of the flag on her repeal. Debates are a form of theater every single part of her outfit is manicured every thread is hand selected if she’s not wearing something it’s because she’s doing it with a purpose everything is significant.
It’s customary for candidates running to wear a small flag on their clothing during campaigns and public office. The flag, for many, represents a token of appreciation for all the efforts our forefathers made in securing our God-given liberties.
For a period of time, Obama stopped wearing his pin until public disapproval chased him back into at least pretending he had some sense of patriotism (though his wife has only been proud of America since her husband has been elected).
Slate had this to say on the topic:
The donning of the flag pin is a sacred ritual, a way for politicians to demonstrate a love for America that might otherwise be in doubt. Its importance was only reinforced by the completely proportional scandals caused by then-Sen. Barack Obama questioning the pin tradition’s validity in 2007 and Mitt Romney wearing one defaced with a cartoonish GOP elephant in 2012. Still, a shocking number of the candidates Thursday night failed to execute a critical element of their debate prep: acquiring the tiny piece of embossed metal that could be the key to convincing voters they deserve the reins of power.