To some, though, it harked back to another picture of a would-be Democratic president: Joe Biden. Within minutes, both The Post's Paul Kane and NBC's Frank Thorp V made the comparison on Twitter.
The Biden photo is from late 2014, before the vice president foreclosed on the idea of another presidential campaign. But it's been appropriated for use whenever talk of Biden's presidential hopes perks up again. It's as if he's looking out the window, wondering what might be or could have been.
The Clinton photo probably isn't as meme-worthy as the others, but it certainly fits the moment — especially given how much Clinton has faded from the spotlight (and society in general) since her loss.