I came across this cartoon and thought that it fit very nicely with the idea of visual arguments. In the cartoon you can see a women who is suppose to be Hillary holding the football for Charlie Brown. As many of us know, it’s usually Lucy who holds the football and then right at the last second takes the football away so that Charlie then falls on his back or hurts himself. This causes Charlie Brown to not trust Lucy that much when it comes to this type of game.
This cartoon is very simple for the majority of people to understand because a lot of people in the United States know who Charlie Brown is and especially this scene in the show. It helps make it more easily understandable for a lot of people especially because they decided to use simple words on the ball that have been in the news recently around Hillary. I feel like they could have made it even better if they put a “Vote for Hillary” button on her shirt or maybe a button with her slogan on it.
Grounds: The football with the emails and secrecy. It’s been proven now that she has indeed tried to hide those aspects during her campaign.
Warrant: The football with the word campaign on it. This makes the voters have to think about whether or not Hillary is indeed lying about her campaign or what she plans on doing.
Inference: This puts the voters in a tough position because while before they might have trusted Hillary and tried to “kick the football” it makes them think about whether or not they can trust her now.
Final Claim/Conclusion: “Go Ahead… What, don’t you trust me?” It’s all about the idea of trust now with this cartoon and its up to the voters (Charlie Brown) to decide whether or not to trust Hillary especially because they have trusted her before. It’s encouraging the voters to think before trusting her again and maybe reanalyze the situation.
*In no way am I recommending or encouraging any viewers to vote in one particular matter and this cartoon post doesn’t mean I side with either candidate*