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Every fortnight, some functionary from Team Hillary promises their candidate will express more spontaneity, good humor, and other emotions associated with the earth species known as homo sapiens.
Then after two weeks of robotic speeches, unsettling laughter, and exoskeleton malfunctions, Clintonites insist they will again actuate the reset button hidden behind her ear to bring out that signature Hillary warmth, which somehow has remained hidden for her 35 years of public life.
The Boston Globe shared a nugget from a late September town hall that I had somehow missed when it happened:
The sauna-hot room was silent as a woman told a halting and tearful story about her son’s struggle with a serious mental disorder.
“Because we couldn’t get good mental health care for him,” she said, wiping a tear, “he finally took his life.”
Some in the audience of 300 packed into a Boys & Girls Club in this lakeside town appeared moved by the story. But not, at least that one could tell, the woman who organized the forum, which was intended to focus on the scourge of drug addiction in New Hampshire.
Hillary Clinton physically backed up closer to a wall as she listened and nodded. When the woman finished her story, the leading Democratic presidential contender retrieved a microphone, turned away, and began asking another panelist to respond.
Then she stopped herself. “I’m very sorry,” said Clinton, who followed with a bland observation. “We’re not doing enough on mental health treatment.”
There is somewhat blurry video of the encounter on a media clip site, but you can see the panic in Hillary’s face as if she’s thinking, Huma, help! Someone keep these icky emotions off of me!
In a similar situation, you can imagine George W. Bush giving the mom a bear hug as his eyes grew wet. Barack Obama would at least give the mom a one-armed hug and tell the crowd that this was the reason he got into politics in the first place. Biden would have given her a shoulder rub while Bill Clinton would have gotten her cell number. But Hillary backs up and backs up until a wall blocks her retreat.
For the past six years we have been told that Hillary is inevitable. But even with the backing of the media and the money men, how could someone this atrocious at politics ever be elected president?