A bit less than six years ago, then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton posted a childhood photo on social media and declared, “Happy birthday to this future president” — the post did not age well, as Clinton went on to lose the 2016 contest to Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Well, this week, Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is running to defeat incumbent Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp during the Peach State’s 2022 gubernatorial contest, posted a meme featuring a childhood photo along with the message “Little Miss Future Governor Of The Great State of Georgia,” and people have pointed out the similarity between Abrams’ recent post and Clinton’s 2016 post.
“Same vibe. Same result,” Erick Erickson tweeted.
“Same posts. Same inevitable outcome,” tweeted Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire.
“Same energy,” Republican National Committee director of strategic communications Gates McGavick tweeted.
“Stacey Abrams just pulled a Hillary Clinton lol. I’m dead,” someone else tweeted.
Commenting about Abrams’ meme, X Strategies digital strategist Logan Hall tweeted, “hillary 2.0.”
“I am literally begging Democrats to stop posting childhood pictures of themselves with ‘future [political office that they’re seeking]’ captions. It will always end badly,” tweeted Abigail Marone, press secretary for GOP Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri.
Abrams included the phrase “A few facts” on the social media posts, and also shared several other memes. One photo featured Abrams holding a gay pride flag in one hand and a transgender flag in the other — text on the photo read, “Little Miss One Georgia For All.” Another picture of Abrams included text that said, “Little Miss Yale Trained Tax Attorney.”
Abrams previously lost the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election to Brian Kemp. Clinton backed Abrams in 2018 and has expressed support for Abrams during this election cycle as well. “I’m with @StaceyAbrams. Are you?” Clinton tweeted last year.