This Is Not a Political Post
You can ask anyone that has spent some time with me, I don't ever get political. I tend to stay away from our sister station WBSM during the political season, which has turned into a year-round thing.
Don't get me wrong, I educate myself on our politicians and what they stand for and what they have accomplished. I like to think of it as hiring someone for a job I need filled. I don't have to like a candidate to think they will get the job done.
With that said, I respect anyone who is running for any elected position. It takes conviction in your beliefs and an understanding of the bigger picture.
Right now, all of the presidential candidates are out and about shaking hands, kissing babies, and in this case, taking lots of selfies.
As you may know, I work for an airline. We get lots of different people traveling on our airline. I once had Hillary Clinton, Alanis Morisette, and the entire Brewers baseball team on a flight I was working. This weekend I was flying for leisure, coming back into Boston Logan late Sunday night.
Logan is usually pretty quite around this time. There were maybe a handful of people in A Terminal.
I was so exhausted from a pretty crazy weekend. Walking off my plane, I just wanted to get in my car and get back to the SouthCoast. I was walking behind a group of people that appeared lost. I was looking down at my phone, as we millennials do. All of a sudden, I hear a TSA agent say, "Ms. Warren, the exit is that way."
I didn't recognize her from the back but she turned around and faced me and I was in shock. Presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was looking right at me and said, "Hello, how are you?"
She then said, "Can I take a picture with you?" My immediate response was, "Sure!" We had to walk the same way for the next few minutes. She asked if I was with her, and I had to be honest, she had been on my radar but wasn't my top pick. So all I said was that I'm still trying to decide. She looked at me and simply said, "Stay with us, the country needs it." Simple but piercing, as I completely understood what she meant by that.
Regardless of your political beliefs, you have to give credit to a woman who is 70 years old and not only hustling and staying passionate about helping the American people but she gets it.
She knows that her "selfie" game has to be strong to connect with the younger voters. She knows the benefit of "free marketing" by taking pictures with as many Americans as possible, knowing they will post on their social platforms. She gets the "I did it for the gram" mentality of today.
So I'll give her credit. Well played, Elizabeth Warren.