The following correspondence originally took place upon my the Facebook wall of my friend, Katherine C, after she posted a captioned photo being shared by the page, “Humans of New York“…
“I’m not Barack Obama. I’m not Bill Clinton. Both of them carry themselves with a naturalness that is very appealing to audiences. But I’m married to one and I’ve worked for the other, so I know how hard they work at being natural. It’s not something they just dial in. They work and they practice what they’re going to say. It’s not that they’re trying to be somebody else. But it’s hard work to present yourself in the best possible way. You have to communicate in a way that people say: ‘OK, I get her.’ And that can be more difficult for a woman. Because who are your models? If you want to run for the Senate, or run for the Presidency, most of your role models are going to be men. And what works for them won’t work for you. Women are seen through a different lens. It’s not bad. It’s just a fact. It’s really quite funny. I’ll go to these events and there will be men speaking before me, and they’ll be pounding the message, and screaming about how we need to win the election. And people will love it. And I want to do the same thing. Because I care about this stuff. But I’ve learned that I can’t be quite so passionate in my presentation. I love to wave my arms, but apparently that’s a little bit scary to people. And I can’t yell too much. It comes across as ‘too loud’ or ‘too shrill’ or ‘too this’ or ‘too that.’ Which is funny, because I’m always convinced that the people in the front row are loving it.”
(J. Wilson) Despite Hillary Clinton’s consultants’ best efforts to make her seem relatable, or even palatable, a plurality of Democrats – and majority of Americans – simply can’t stand her. Look no further than the nearest comment section on news sites covering her campaign. There are always comments about Hillary’s pro-war voting record, her willingness to take big money from Wall Street, and her frequently late-to-the-party stances on social issues. The facts are out in the open for everyone to see and it’s taking quite a toll on the Clinton campaign. As a result, one of Hillary Clinton’s Super-PACs has pledged $1 million to pay for pro-Hillary commenters to respond. That means the next time you see a pro-Hillary commenter there’s a good chance they’re actually a paid shill.