Carol Platt Liebau: Hillary's Humor Deficit

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hillary's Humor Deficit

This piece discusses the way Hillary's campaign is trying to "humanize" her by demonstrating that she does, indeed, have a sense of humor.

Just the fact that this piece could be written demonstrates how transparently unsuccessful the entire effort is. Whatever insiders want to tell us about Hillary Clinton's wonderful sense of humor in private, in public, she seems arrogant and self-righteous.

The most effective politicians -- like Ronald Reagan -- have a genuine sense of humor that springs from two things Hillary lacks: A genuine sympathy for and understanding of human nature in general, and a real but balanced sense of their own flaws and foibles in particular. Hillary's problem in the humor department is that she has seems to have little real insight or interest in other people as human beings, and she truly believes she's perfect.

Such a combination of traits is plenty to create a humor deficit.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ted Wallace said...

It is very hard for a liberal to have a sense of humor. Not only do they take their opinions too seriously but they take themselves too seriously. Many conservatives have a faith that keeps them grounded--they know there are things( God? ))that are much bigger than they are. For the most part, the liberal has no absolutes. Liberals rely on government programs with a secular approach to problem solving. The end result for some liberals is despair which is why you have so many liberal curmudgeons
Ted

1:47 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Left-liberals are a joke but do not see the humour.

5:42 PM  

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