July 11, 2016
Hillary Listens

Ezra Klein has just written the most useful look at Hillary Clinton that Iíve seen anywhere. Hereís a short snippet from it:

This is not a profile of Hillary Clinton. It is not a review of her career or an assessment of her campaign. You wonít find any shocking revelations on her emails, on Benghazi, on Whitewater, or even on her health care plan.

This is an effort to answer a question Iíve been struggling with since at least 2008: Why is the Hillary Clinton described to me by her staff, her colleagues, and even her foes so different from the one I see on the campaign trail?


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at July 11, 2016 03:12 PM
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From the link: "Hillary Clinton, they said over and over again, listens."

That she can be totally charming when she sets her mind to it is something which somehow smothers the woman's past history and future promises?

I don't think so.

Posted by: Zachary Smith on July 11, 2016 5:42 PM

Listening is swell, but what about all the people who never have a chance to get within hearing range of Madame Secretary? I'm thinking of screaming Libyans, Hondurans, Syrians, and whoever might find themselves in a similar situation in the future.

Posted by: Tim on July 12, 2016 12:24 PM

Funny, you'd think by the age of 68 or 69, a person would already know what the right thing was.

Posted by: on July 12, 2016 7:06 PM
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