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  •  I can't count the number of times I've said (13+ / 0-)

    "She's not my first choice, but..." and defended her from utter tripe.  I can only imagine how it is for those who've already decided to vote for her.

    Now, go spread some peace, love and understanding. Use force if necessary. - Phil N DeBlanc

    by lineatus on Thu Jan 03, 2008 at 04:50:26 PM PST

    •  But COMMUNICATIONS *IS* her weakness (1+ / 0-)
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      I (seemingly alone on Daily Kos) think HRC is a fine, progressive Democrat who would make a perfectly good president and, with a few minor bobbles, has won a clean (if sometimes irritating) campaign.

      I'd cheerfully vote for her in November 2008. Everybody has flamed me for finding this on the HRC genealogy site, but what amazes me about her is that she's the granddaughter of a lacemaker and the great-granddaughter of a coal miner, but she never seems to get up and put on a self-pity party about what downtrodden working stiff person she is.

      But . . .

      One of her huge, huge, HUGE weaknesses is that, apparently, she's famously terrible with the media, and, during this campaign, she's done everything within her power to make reporters hate her.

      It's fine to pretend that reporters are perfectly objective robots, but the truth is that they're human and, if you kick them enough, eventually they'll find a way to kick back, even if they shouldn't.

      I think HRC has every right to be hostile toward the media and try to control the kind of coverage she gets, but I think she would be better off if she and her campaign could try to at least keep relations with the media at a coldly professional level instead of doing everything possible to maximize hatred.

      Because, one concern is that maybe her relationship with the media is some kind of metaphor for a lot of her relationships. If she has a terrible relationship with The New York Times reporters, well, OK, maybe that's no big deal. But, if she, because of personal issues, starts to relate to the leaders of China, Russia, the U.K., the Senate, the House, etc., the way she relates to the media, that
      could cause problems.

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