People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

So many selfies.

1. On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton held a rally at a youth center in Orlando, where she outlined plans to get more Americans with disabilities working.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

2. She also spoke to people in an overflow area who couldn’t fit in the room where the rally was.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

3. That’s where her campaign photographer took this incredible photo.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

4. Here’s what campaigning looks like in the smart-phone era: a sea of endless selfies.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

5. When a Clinton staffer uploaded the photo to Twitter on Sunday, it immediately went viral.

6. Some saw the picture as symbolic of the entire country in 2016.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

8. Others thought it was actually kinda sweet.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

9. Of course, the picture also lent itself to some jokes.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

10. Especially from people wondering if everyone was actually taking a photo of someone else…

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

11. Or wondering what Donald Trump might make of the snap.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

12. Both candidates have spent a lot of time posing for selfies through the 2016 campaign.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

 

Clinton has previously said selfies have changed campaigning in 2016 because she can’t as easily do meet-and-greets with large crowds without being overwhelmed by photo requests.

“It’s turned into the thing,” Clinton told Ellen Degeneres in January. “It used to be, you know, when I campaigned, not just for my husband, but for other people as well, and even back in the ‘08 campaign, you would finish an event and you would shake hands.”

She said she missed hearing personal stories from voters, many of whom just decide to ask for a selfie instead.

In an interview with Esquire, she even described the phenomenon as “the tyranny of the selfie.”

14. But Clinton shouldn’t worry too much. As one eagle-eyed Twitter user pointed out, there was at least one dude in Orlando facing the front — even if he was holding a camera.

People Think This One Photo Sums Up Campaigning in 2016

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