Hillary Clinton Tried To Do The Wobble At A Town Hall & It Was Kind Of Adorable — VIDEO
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton doesn't know all of the kids' dances these days, but that doesn't mean she isn't willing to learn them. Hillary Clinton learned the wobble during a forum held by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus in Orangeburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, and it is epically adorable — even if she needs some practice. Clinton, who is still the Democratic frontrunner, is also leading in South Carolina with 71 percent support, compared to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' 15 percent, according to MSNBC.
At the end of the forum, journalist Roland Martin asked Clinton if she knows how to wobble, according to an ABC News video of the forum. Clinton responded, "I'm sorry, what?" Then she said, "I'm afraid I don't. Can you teach me?" Martin joked back, "You don't know how to wobble? You just lost the black vote right there," according to the video. Clinton wanted to learn, though, and said, "Who can show me? Come on, don't be shy." Martin said that he had music, probably "Wobble Baby" by V.I.C., on his phone, but that he couldn't plug it up. Still, he and Clinton attempt the wobble as the crowd is filing out of the room. Even without music, Clinton does it pretty well.
Black voters make up the majority of Democratic primary voters in South Carolina, according to MSNBC. Clinton visited South Carolina for an entire weekend of events that catered primarily to those voters, and poll numbers show that she has been extremely successful. Clinton's support among black voters is at 80 percent, according to MSNBC, while Sanders is at 8 percent. About 10 percent of black voters are undecided.
The Los Angeles Times seems to think Clinton has been successful at getting the attention at black voters because she has brought in prominent black activists and celebrities to introduce her or speak on her behalf. For example, Star Jones, a famous black talk show host, parachuted into a Baptist church before one of Clinton's rallies. At another event, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a key figure of the Civil Rights Movement, introduced Clinton, according to the LA Times. She also met with the mothers of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and other black men who were killed by white police officers, according to the New York Times.
Clinton has spoken out repeatedly about "systemic racism" since her first speech in April, according to the Times:
There is something profoundly wrong when African-American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms than are meted out to their white counterparts.
Clinton has been addressing the serious issues in the middle of the Black Lives Matter movement, but her adorable attempt at doing the wobble also makes it super clear that she doesn't always take herself so seriously.