Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Very Good, Sensible Article

Hillary's Gap


  1. What a brilliant article. Her flaws are there and the writer does a good job showing how she sabotages herself.

    But at the end of the day: she wants to hear and help all Americans. She's a true leader.

  2. I'm a bit torn on this one. I get that Hillary Clinton's greatest strength is that she listens and builds relationships/rapport with pretty much everyone, and that that accounts for her success once she's in office.

    However, am I the only one who feels an undercurrent of...disapproval? mistrust? negativity? in the piece?

    All those "she believes what she says," as if believing what one says were not what most people do. Plus the "she strives for consensus so much she doesn't make her own decisions," undermines the fact that she does accomplish things.

    On the one hand, the piece does explain one of the main differences in how people perceive Hillary Clinton vis a vis how they perceive male politicians--even though the sexism inherent in politics and media is glossed over. But it also, subtly, undermines Clinton's effectiveness.