Clinton’s New Hampshire Victory Speech

January 9, 2008 at 6:09 am Leave a comment

Maybe I was wrong in suggesting that Hillary Clinton’s emotional answer to a recent question was a campaign tactic designed to appeal to women voters. That moment seems to have released Clinton to be a more human candidate. As Ben Smith article on Clinton’s new strategy points out,

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s crushing defeat in Iowa forced her into a new strategy: openness. After years of tight control over her public image and over the situations into which she was placed, she’s been taking questions, throwing punches and making emotional connections.

The New York Democrat’s flashes of sadness and anger have brought her candidacy a raw authenticity that her aides, for years, struggled to manufacture.

This speech by Clinton may not soar in the way that Barack Obama’s Iowa victory speech does, but Clinton appears much more real than she ever has on the campaign trail and that’s bound to help her campaign.

Money quote:

I listened to you and in the process I found my own voice. I felt like we all spoke from our hearts and I am so gratified that you responded. Now together let’s give America the kind of comeback that New Hampshire has just given me.


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