Hillary’s Image Problem

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 I’ve wrestled with the issue of Hillary’s image problem, and I don’t believe she needs to balance being tough and in command with being a woman. All she has ever really needed to do is be the right candidate. However, she has pushed an image of being in command and taking charge, which makes her come off as someone who cannot be compromised with; pushy. None of our recent presidents could have been characterized as headstrong. It is not something the American people see as a presidential quality. Being a woman is not a weakness, but a strength. Her sexuality gives her a quality that none of the other candidates can compete with. Instead of trying to compensate for it she should have just focused on the issues. Her recent tirades, and her performance in Ohio, made her look and sound overbearing because in trying to come off as strong she pushed too hard – talking over the commentators as well as senator Obama. She doesn’t have to do this. The American people already know how resiliant she is. We all sympathized with her during her eight long years in the white house when she carried Bill in one arm and beat off the repubilcans with the other. All she has to be is herself, unless of course she already is. Then we have a problem. 0_o
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~ by rimofheaven on March 2, 2008.

3 Responses to “Hillary’s Image Problem”

  1. […] Underground Scribe wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt   I’ve wrestled with the issue of Hillary’s image problem, and I don’t believe she needs to balance being tough and in command with being a woman. All she has ever really needed to do is be the right candidate. However, she has pushed an image of being in command and taking charge, which makes her come off as someone who cannot be compromised with; pushy. None of our recent presidents could have been characterized as headstrong. It is not something the American people see as a presidential quality. Being a woman is not a weakness, but a strength. Her sexuality gives her a quality that none of the other candidates can compete with. Instead of trying to compensate for it she should have just focused on the issues. Her recent tirades, and her performance in Ohio, made her look and sound overbearing because in trying to come off as strong […] […]

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  2. I think its her “likeability” many women are strong and decisive but keep a degree of warmth and character…Hillary doesn’t seem to pull that off…as if there is an underlying sense of annoyance.

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  3. Very true. There is much to admire about her, but it is overshadowed somehow. When she was first-lady she seemed to be the more forcefull or competitive of she and Bill. So perhaps it is her strong sense of compititiveness.

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