The Brief: The "Bernie or Hillary" memes of 2016 have been reimagined for 2020 with multi-candidate "meet the Democratic nominees" memes, also known as "compare them on the issues that matter" memes.
Variations of “meet the Democratic nominees” memes take two or more presidential candidates and “compare them on the issues that matter.” Often, these memes compare candidates’ supposed stances on issues that have little or nothing to do with politics. This image macro format is designed to look like an informational flyer, but actually just gives comedic suggestions about what candidates’ views would be on random topics, often skewed to make certain candidate(s) look better than others.
The header of these memes reads “meet the Democratic nominees,” and is technically inaccurate. It should read “meet the Democratic candidates” or “meet the potential Democratic nominees,” but even with this error, it still gets the point across. Below the header, the text says “Be informed. Compare them on the issues that matter.” The memes then lists an issue and shows different candidates’ views on that issue displayed underneath their photo.
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Bernie or Hillary 2016 Memes
The 2020 version of these presidential candidate comparison memes is a deviation of “Bernie or Hillary” memes from the 2016 election.
Meet The Democratic Nominees Memes
Compare Them On The Issues That Matter Templates
Depending on the results on and after Super Tuesday, different templates may be more relevant than others.
The current frontrunner vs. the Republican incumbent: