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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Trying To Show Her Good Side

Senator Hillary Clinton has a rather large problem. She is not liked very well, and her campaign's internal numbers reflect that view from the nation. She has been hovering around fifty percent on the unfavorable side of polls. She is perceived as cold, callous, vindictive at times, and greedy for one thing and one thing only -- the presidency and the power she would wield. According to the USA Today her campaign is about to roll out a makeover of sorts:

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, trying to warm up an image some voters perceive as cold, starts a drive Monday to showcase her personal side with testimonials from friends, associates and constituents she has helped.

The online and in-person campaign, complete with a website called TheHillaryIKnow.com, comes a day after Clinton won a key endorsement from The Des Moines Register and her chief rival in the Democratic nomination race, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, was endorsed by The Boston Globe. ...

Clinton had an unfavorable rating of 50% in a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll this month, compared with mid-30s for Obama and former North Carolina senator John Edwards. She was rated least friendly of the three in a recent Pew Research Center poll.

Taking steps to fix the problem, Clinton has brought her mother and daughter to Iowa and featured them in TV ads. One of Clinton's constituents, Shannon Mallozzi of East Northport, N.Y., was on her way there Sunday as part of the new campaign. Mallozzi has a 6-year-old daughter with an incurable brain disease called hydrocephalus. As she waited to catch a plane to Des Moines for two days of campaigning, she said she spent a half-hour with Clinton several years ago to describe the disease and ask how to encourage federal research.

"She made me feel like it was just two mothers" talking in her car, Mallozzi said, then worked with her to get action on the disease and checked up on her daughter's health. Mallozzi said she once viewed Clinton as aloof and remote, but "she's anything but that."

Mark Penn, a top Clinton strategist, said that's the message: "It's important for people to understand the depth of Hillary, the way she has helped people."

She wants to show people her "warmer" side. We has a testament in this story from one person that she "helped." I would say it is safe to assume Senator Clinton can count on that vote, but that is only because of a personal connection. That is something she cannot proclaim for the nation.

She forgets, or just simply does not care, about the fact that a good portion of this nation remembers when she was First Lady. She tried to ram a universal health care package down America's throat and failed. Then she spent the remaining years in the White House trying to run cover for all the scandals that came rolling out of the executive mansion.

And it is not like she was not embroiled in a couple herself. The Travel Office firings, Whitewater followed them to the White House. The Rose Law firm records that were not "discovered" until the presidency was almost finished. The list of fiascoes goes on and on. Changing her natural image is not going to be easy, and it is not going to fool anyone. Her campaign people can spin her anyway they want. They can call in the Extreme Makeover people, and America will still reject this woman.


Addendum -- For a reminder on how "likeable" Senator Clinton has been with her so-called "thirty-five years of experience," Might I suggest perusing Gateway Pundit's stroll down memory lane. Seriously, how likeable is someone that continuously verbally berates, complains, and swears at her "underlings?"


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