Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis tweeted out a picture of a group of young adults and claimed they were her supporters. But as it turns out, the picture was of a group of conservative college students from Virginia. The Daily Caller reported:
Davis posted what would appear to be an innocuous tweet on October 21:
But one of the comments on the tweet complained. “This is a picture of me and I am a proud conservative,” tweeted college student Lauren McCue, “Idk how you got it. Please take down immediately.”
Turns out she was right. The Virginia College Republicans tweeted an identical image a month earlier:
CRFV (@CRFV) September 21, 2014”
Anything to make it look like people everywhere love her. Who cares if it’s some random picture of young people who have nothing to do with Davis? What matters is that she can use it to project a falsely positive image of herself.
She’s of course not the only politician to do something like this. Most politicians have hundreds or thousands of fake Twitter followers and fake Facebook friends to make it look like they’re so popular. The entire realm of politics is superficial and fake. Campaigning for any kind of public office is like competing in American Idol.