Presidential contenders referenced the Clinton campaign during the Nov. 10 Republican debate in Milwaukee, WI. At one point, Jeb Bush stated that the Clinton campaign was high-fiving as the candidates disagreed on immigration reform.
Clinton wasted no time in responding to the clamor, using Broadway's hottest ticket – and the current American cultural phenomenon Hamilton – as her point of reference. NBC reported Monica Alba, who is embedded with the Clinton campaign, reported that Clinton made the reference during an event at Dartmouth. Clinton also told those in attendance to buy the CD.
On Nov. 11, Clinton made her reference public with a tweet. She wrote, "They don't have a plan—they just hate mine." The show's creator and star, Lin-Manuel Miranda was tagged in the tweet. The lyrics are used in Hamilton's Cabinet Battle #1, in which the founding father takes on Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
And if anything's clear from last night's #GOPdebate: "They don't have a plan—they just hate mine." @Lin_Manuel https://t.co/VMicarTaO3While Clinton may not have been directly referencing the candidate's discussion on immigration reform, it's worth noting that one of Hamilton's most resonant lines – which receives an audible cheer from the audience on a nightly basis – reads, "Immigrants. We get the job done."
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 11, 2015
The Clinton family attended Hamilton during its Off-Broadway run at the Public Theater last March.