- Slogans of Mike Huckabee, George Pataki and Lincoln Chafee deserved obscurity, says John McWhorter
- McWhorter: Bernie Sanders has been on target with his slogans: Hillary Clinton less so
John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy and music history at Columbia University and is the author of "The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the Same in Any Language." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)"From Hope to Higher Ground." "People Over Politics." "Fresh Ideas for America." Those have been the campaign slogans of Mike Huckabee, George Pataki and Lincoln Chafee, and those slogans may have played a part in why many of us had a hard time remembering they were even ever running.