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Monday, January 7, 2008

Hillary Clinton Trailing, Tearing on the Trail Video

Hillary Clinton playing the tear gambit. Crying shows her sensitive side, but in doing so, she shows she might not be able to stand up emotional to difficult decisions, serious media heat.

Is this good for Hillary Clinton's struggling campaign, or hurt her?

1 comment:

@bdul muHib said...

As I posted on my blog, I think tears are a good thing politically for Hillary, and a bad thing for a guy, like in '72 with Muskie in New Hampshire. It turns out that, rather than seeing a woman as weak and "emotional", we expect her to be emotional and want her to be capable of crying, whereas a guy is just "weak", if he does so.

I think the tears were genuine, if the expression was premeditated, and it was a brilliant move on her part.