At today's GOP debate in Wisconsin, the RNC seems to be hoping to draw attention away from what's happening on stage with a bit of levity, reportedly choosing StopHillary as the Wi-Fi password for press.
CNN's Betsy Klein was one of the first to notice the password on a confirmation email earlier this week, while Politico's Shane Goldmacher, who is on site today in Milwaukee to cover the debates, tweeted a photo of the password handed out to members of the press this morning. Tweets from reporters from others followed.
The Wifi password at tonight's Republican debate: StopHillary - can't make this stuff up. pic.twitter.com/SZ9agrCTcY
— David Siegel (@TheDaveSiegel) November 10, 2015
Ars Technica's Nate Anderson points out that the RNC's attempts to troll the media could use a little polishing — though the RNC itself laughed heartily at its joke.
— RNC (@GOP) November 10, 2015
It's true that the RNC has struggled to unite behind a single candidate — and in recent months the race has felt like an attempt to simply identify a name that could work for the fractured party. Making the debate about Hillary's strong forward momentum is definitely an interesting strategy.