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Friday, January 11, 2008

Hillary's Emotional Reaction

Connie Castanera

My initial reaction to hearing about Hillary's public emotional moment was admittedly a cynical one. It appears as though she can't seem to do anything right, in some people's view. I am one of those people. For years I have viewed her as a greedy, calloused, devious, power hungry, woman. I don't understand how anyone can see her any differently. However, there are those who like her and, apparently, would like to see her become the first woman president.

When I actually viewed the news clip of the "emotional moment," on television, I thought that she was sincerely feeling saddened and frustrated. It didn't appear, to me, to be staged, as others may have viewed it. There are many that would not want to see a presidential candidate show weakness publicly. However, there are times when I feel that it is acceptable to allow the public to see ones "human" side, if one is an elected official.

I'm not sure if an honest show of emotion is what helped her in New Hampshire or not, but I suspect it didn't hurt her. I was surprised at the amount of support she received. I was one of those people that mentally counted her out of the race after Iowa. Perhaps, it was just wishful thinking.

I want very much for the United States to have a woman for president, but I share the same sentiments as many others - a woman for president, but not Hillary. Although I'm planning not to vote for her, I have to admit that I like her just a teensy bit better after seeing her "human side."

In talking to others about Hillary's emotional moment, I've concluded that most people either believe that it was sincere or think that it was staged, nothing in between. Most people seem to believe that it was a sincere moment of frustration that manifested itself in a display of emotion, and there is certainly nothing wrong with that.


Anonymous said...

I don't even understand why it the media even mentioned it. All she did was get a little moist eyed. Too bad she gets more attention for that than for cheer-leading an invasion of Iran, or not stepping up on FISA.

Anonymous said...

I believe it wasn't an honest show of emotion. The very next sentence was a blistering attack on Obama.