Politico is out with a good piece that goes into probably why Hillary Clinton will never be other politicans and give close-in looks at what she’s thinking….
At 68 years old she has had enough of people knocking her print….
While almost everyone who actually spends time with her likes her, including Republicans she worked with as a Senator ….
Vast amounts of the public, who have never have met her don’t….
A good amount of this is blamed on Clinton aversion to being open with the media, which does NOT like to go hungry….
But as the Politico piece points out….
In Clinton ‘s MidWestern upbringing, in her time with her husband as the Governor of Arkansas, and being the First Lady during Bill Clinton’s two terms as President ,she has had to endure ridicule for being who she was, and is…
This Hillary Clinton is now running against a guy who LOVES the spotlight …Who KNOWS that by saying WHATEVER comes out of his mouth he will be able gain a following….He is guy who has NONE of the introspection that Hillary Clinton has or needed to get thru her life….Being rich from the start has afforded Donald Trump the security to say and do almost anything he wants…And he did this without the almost anyone’s saying much in public , unlike Clinton, who has lived most of her adult life IN the publics eyes…
As you check the daily media sites , newspapers and TV show’s you will find Donald Trump ALL over them ALL…That while Hillary Clinton has to fundraise TONS of money to buy her controled ads to get her message out….
Most of us KNOW she’ll be alright as President…But the hard part for her is actually running for the job…..
Hillary Rodham Clinton was once willing to share her deepest thoughts and feelings, as she did in a 1993 speech on “the politics of meaning,” delivered as her father lay dying, in which she said the country was suffering “a sleeping sickness of the soul,” and urged her fellow citizens “to remold society by redefining what it means to be a human being in the 20th century.”
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Her reward? She was roundly, relentlessly ridiculed, most infamously in a New York Times cover story, titled “Saint Hillary,” by the late Michael Kelly, in which she expounded at even greater length on her personal passions, unaware that Kelly would use them to mock her for high-minded earnestness. In those interviews, the public Hillary Clinton was altogether different than the one the public sees today: less guarded, more candid, far more eager to embrace the “larger message” she’s so often criticized for lacking now. When Kelly suggested to her that she was “trying to come up with a sort of unified-field theory of life,” she responded in what he described as “excited” tones: “That’s right, that’s exactly right!”
“She is, it develops in the course of two long conversations,” Kelly wrote then, “looking for a way of looking at the world that would marry conservatism and liberalism, and capitalism and statism, that would tie together practically everything: the way we are, the way we were, the faults of man and the word of God, the end of Communism and the beginning of the third millennium, crime in the streets and on Wall Street, teenage mothers and foul-mouthed children and frightening drunks in the parks, the cynicism of the press and the corrupting role of television, the breakdown of civility and the loss of community.”
Clinton would arguably never again sound so open, so vulnerable, so searching, so full of hope. Slowly, inexorably over the years, she has grown a harder and harder shell until, like Marley’s ghost, she now wears the chain she’s forged in life, link by link and yard by yard. The effects of that armor plating are obvious. A desire for privacy has congealed into a demand for secrecy. Candor is dangerous; artifice is safe. Full disclosure is for suckers; hunkering down is the only way to win. Above all, too much honesty about yourself brings you only more grief.
It’s a lesson that’s been drummed into Clinton over and over again for the past quarter century…
So nowadays, almost no one outside Clinton’s innermost circle ever sees the tender side that loyal aides and friends insist is such a palpable part of her personality, but I can attest that it is there. When my father took his own life 20 years ago, she left me a solicitous voice mail, recommended books on suicide and months later was still asking how my family and I were coping. She shared her own grief over the suicide of her friend Vince Foster in an utterly unguarded way.
Today, Clinton is within reach of her longtime dream, becoming the first female president. But the latest polls show that she is still struggling against a GOP candidate whom even many of his fellow Republicans have described as unfit and whom most smart money says she would be trouncing if she didn’t have serious candor and credibility issues of her own. That’s the Hillary Clinton who provokes roughly 6 in 10 voters into repeatedly telling pollsters they do not see her as honest and trustworthy. The Hillary Clinton who can’t seem to get out of her own way, even when it comes to a simple story of whether she had the flu (her husband’s account) or pneumonia, and whether she was fine or not….