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  •  Yeah, the media will run with that one for sure. (5+ / 0-)
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    The lazy-ass pundits always need some stupid, meaningless incident so they can artificially tie things up with a neat little bow after the fact: Dean lost because he screamed! Kerry lost because he windsurfed! Dukakis lost because he was in a tank! Hillary lost because she cried!

    It's easier to harp on silly things they see on the teevee than it is to actually, you know, research and understand the national electoral climate.

    "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner)

    by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 03:21:43 PM PST

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    •  I always thought the Dean scream was (0+ / 0-)

      not that big a deal, and I never really understood why others thought it was.

      And I agree with you, I think the media are playing up the crying thing.  IMO, it wasn't something that really should have gotten press.

      But it may have been a campaign misstep.

      •  Shows how unfair it is for a woman, doesn't it? (7+ / 0-)

        Clinton before cry: icy and soulless
        Clinton after cry: weepy and weak

        Throw in the never-ending criticism of her voice (too strident and angry! too flat and affectless! too emotional and shrill!), and now I can see why it's more likely to have a black president than a woman president.

        "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner)

        by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Mon Jan 07, 2008 at 03:45:46 PM PST

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        •  That's what I've been saying. I think (1+ / 0-)
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          her past is what's really hurting her.  All those attacks over the years have lodged themselves in the back of people's minds.

          And she just doesn't have the Obama charisma to overcome it.

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