Monday, February 4, 2008

We Bombed in New Haven*

Even if the whole "crying game" thing was the reason that propelled Hillary Clinton to a victory in New Hampshire (and I would argue that it was not), her latest set of tears probably will not go over so well with either the press or Democratic voters. This kind of thing -- be it staged or genuine -- is something of a magic bullet: Clinton gets to use it once, that's it. Deploying "the cry" a second time raises questions of media manipulation and/or emotional fortitude (something many thought a female candidate for President would have to contend with).

* Read more Joseph Heller.

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