According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, the words “liar,” “untrustworthy” and “dishonest” are the most popular words used by poll subjects to describe Hillary Clinton.
This unfortunate result has prompted the Clinton campaign to embark on an ambitious effort to humanize the embattled candidate.
Hillary Clinton’s latest reboot, as told to New York Times reporter Amy Chozick by campaign insiders, will involve more humor, heart and spontaneity:
There will be no more flip jokes about her private email server. There will be no rope lines to wall off crowds, which added to an impression of aloofness. And there will be new efforts to bring spontaneity to a candidacy that sometimes seems wooden and overly cautious.
Of course, those spontaneous moments will no doubt be planned in advance, right down to the minutest details.
In extensive interviews by telephone and at their Brooklyn headquarters last week, Mrs. Clinton’s strategists acknowledged missteps — such as their slow response to questions about her email practices — and promised that this fall the public would see the sides of Mrs. Clinton that are often obscured by the noise and distractions of modern campaigning.
They want to show her humor. The self-effacing kind (“The hair is real, the color isn’t,” she said of her blond bob recently, taking note of Mr. Trump) has played better than her sarcastic retorts, such as when she asked if wiping a computer server was done “with a cloth.”
Via Twitchy, the Clinton camp tweeted out this warm and spontaneous offering painting Hillary as a “duck calling enthusiast.”
— Lily Adams (@adamslily) September 8, 2015