Carol Platt Liebau: Hillary Weeps

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Hillary Weeps

Here's the video from yesterday.

At this point, Hillary can't catch a break. But the fact is that she's running for Commander-in-Chief. It hurt Edmund Muskie to cry, Patricia Schroeder shouldn't have cried -- and Hillary Clinton darn well shouldn't be crying . . . especially if she wants to be taken seriously as the first female with a real chance to be President.

How sad that she's so desperate to win that she's willing to jettison her pride and let the tears show in a last-ditch attempt to humanize herself.

But Margaret Thatcher didn't cry, no matter how tough the going got. Iron Ladies, quite simply, do not cry.

2 Comments:

Blogger Greg said...

It will be debated endlessly whether the emotion was real or a strategic move to help her campaign. But what I think was most telling was the comment that she sees where this nation is headed and that it "must be reversed".

What, exactly, must be reversed?

We are the strongest nation on earth. Does she want to reverse that?

We have the strongest economy on earth. Does she want to reverse that?

We have the most free society in history. Does she want to reverse that?

We are successfully defending ourselves from a viscious enemy bent on our destruction. Does she want to reverse that?

Sure, there are issues that need attention. Sure, there are problems that need to be solved. There ALWAYS are. But Hillary was referring to the direction of our great nation as a whole. I think she needs to answer the question as to what, exactly, she intends to reverse regarding the United States of America.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

Carol writes, At this point, Hillary can't catch a break. But the fact is that she's running for Commander-in-Chief. It hurt Edmund Muskie to cry, Patricia Schroeder shouldn't have cried -- and Hillary Clinton darn well shouldn't be crying...

The Boston Globe wrote, After his eyes filled with tears for the third time in as many weeks on the presidential campaign trail, Mitt Romney explained that, no, he is not immune to sadness and grief.
"I'm a normal person. I have emotions," Romney told reporters in New Hampshire. "I'm not ashamed of that at all."


Why was it alright for Willard to cry on the campaign trail but not Hillary? Were Mitt's thrice repeated tears "a last-ditch attempt to humanize" himself? I am just a bit curious as to the origins of the double standard you are espousing.

1:35 PM  

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