As a woman, I feel that I can relate to Hillary Clinton on many levels. She’s a tough, strong woman who has been defending herself for decades. So have I. She’s also a mother, and a good mother, and that gives her a keen understanding that only a mother can have about children, whether it’s her own or other people’s children.
The Clinton campaign has begun a new effort to show the softer side of Hillary with new ads titled: “The Hillary I Know.” Check out the ads, personally, I think they are long overdue. I know full well the difference it made when I sat an told people my stories of meeting John Kerry during the ’04 election (and since).
I’m glad to see the Clinton campaign “getting help in showing her softer side – from her mother and daughter, from her childhood friends and from “real” people like Barbara Marzelli, who introduced Clinton at an event in Plaistow yesterday.”
Marzelli, of Newbury, gave a poignant, sometimes tearful testimonial about how Clinton’s work on the children’s health insurance program had helped her 10-year-old son, who has a serious heart condition. The emotion and sincerity in her voice made her speech a stark departure from the usual introduction from a local politician.
“Without this in place, our lives would be quite different from today, and we would have lost everything, including our child,” Marzelli said, her voice quavering.
I’m really tired of all the sexist crap about Hillary, honestly. The more I hear, the more inclined I am to like her. She resonates with a lot of women, because I think they get that deep down inside, she’s a woman, like they are. And no matter how tough a woman is, there is almost always a softer side, hidden under the protective layers. Here’s another look at that softer side: Hillary’s Eleanorean Moments.