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Clinton advisers sought to soften her image
Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2014 3:30 AM EST | Ken Thomas and Philip Elliott

Posted on 03/01/2014 12:58:25 AM PST by Olog-hai

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers sought to “humanize” what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband’s White House days and as she embarked on her groundbreaking Senate campaign in New York. […]

Thousands of pages of documents released Friday by the Clinton Presidential Library reveal the first lady’s struggles with the health care plan during the 1990s, “an aversion” to the Washington press corps and her transition into a political candidate in her own right as the Clinton administration ended. […]

Clinton’s public image has been a hotly debated topic throughout her career and could linger into any presidential campaign in 2016. She generated headlines during her husband’s 1992 campaign when she defended her work as an attorney instead of being someone who “could have stayed home and baked cookies.” Her role in the health care reform effort was criticized as Democrats were routed in the 1994 elections. Establishing herself in the Senate, Clinton lost to Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary but has become one of the most admired women in the world, watching her popularity grow as Obama’s secretary of state.

The documents provide more details about the concerns in her own camp about how she was perceived by the public. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; election2016; healthcare; hillary

1 posted on 03/01/2014 12:58:26 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

2 posted on 03/01/2014 1:11:47 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

The new, softer "Walmartian" look.

3 posted on 03/01/2014 1:23:23 AM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Olog-hai
I've got just the tool to do it:


4 posted on 03/01/2014 1:48:05 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: shibumi

She should start with her hair.

I’m thinking a nice bouffant.

Preferably bulbous.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 2:03:13 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Olog-hai

As a realist, I have a hunch that “Hillary People” are sending their resumes out far and wide. This ship has sailed. Also sunk.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 2:03:53 AM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Olog-hai
Soften up a Witch?
Impossible task. . . .
7 posted on 03/01/2014 2:05:43 AM PST by DeaconRed (Back to basics FUBO FUJB FUHRC! ! ! !)
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To: Salamander

..... and Ga - LOSH - es.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 2:22:27 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: TChad
No, this is better.
9 posted on 03/01/2014 2:26:39 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: John W
Sorry, forgot the old, new, softer, harder look of this restyle.
10 posted on 03/01/2014 2:31:30 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai

Photographers also use a gauze filter to soften a person with a rough image. For her they would have to use a Levi’s 501 Blues filter.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 2:34:05 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: John W
Perhaps the happy go-lucky drunken look would work.
12 posted on 03/01/2014 2:34:34 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai

Clinton advisers sought to soften her image
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What difference does it make? It still takes a village!/s

But that does not include the village of Benghazi!


13 posted on 03/01/2014 2:35:46 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: John W


14 posted on 03/01/2014 2:42:16 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




That couldn't be softened in its youth!

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Time to Git-R-Done!

15 posted on 03/01/2014 3:02:35 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: shibumi

Now that is a “Laser-Like” focus that Gay Barry would be proud of.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 3:12:42 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Olog-hai

A tenderizer mallet, all the marinade in the world, and stopping clocks with her face repeatedly couldn’t soften her image.

Oh, they mean her PR image, not her outward appearance.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 3:24:01 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Olog-hai

This is bull hockey. They are trying but it won’t work. Her supporters known as “Hillary land” are primarily made up of women like her; a group of vicious unprincipled leftist power hungry harpies with the scruples of sewer rats in my humble opinion


18 posted on 03/01/2014 3:30:28 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: onyx

As someone posted earlier, deemed too corrupt (by fellow democrats) to investigate Nixon.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 3:32:24 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai

Satan in a pantsuit — after decades of lies, deceit, criminal activities — the Evil manifests on her face and in her bloated, consumed body.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 3:46:56 AM PST by twister881
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To: shibumi

LOL

You know where that’s gonna show up.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 4:01:53 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: John W

That thing has never had a moral compass.

It’s never surprised me that she and Bill hooked up to form their criminal enterprise.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 4:07:26 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Olog-hai

NBC Saturday Today just did several minutes on this and mostly focused on the failed healthcare program but did touch on the proposed softening. Showed a quick clip of her recently, she doesn’t look good.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 4:15:03 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai
Good luck trying to soften that image when the whole Whitewater debacle is dug up again in 2016....
24 posted on 03/01/2014 4:18:50 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Olog-hai

What they see as “stern” is really arrogance. I guess her people are learning they can’t airbrush her 24/7. Something will give before this is all over.


25 posted on 03/01/2014 4:19:41 AM PST by jonsie
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To: John W
From that appearance.
26 posted on 03/01/2014 4:20:07 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Salamander
Her bizarre appearance and changing hairdos have always signaled her inner confusion. That and her truly horrible speaking voice which she has never bothered to work on. How did horseface Mandy Grunwald not notice the screech in that voice?
27 posted on 03/01/2014 4:20:26 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: onyx

Have never seen her Watergate “credentials” listed before. If Dems could go back to when Mitt Romney was a 15 yr. old high school student to accuse him of bullying, surely this tidbit from Hillary’s rancid resume could be used in campaign ads against her.

It won’t impede her from winning the Dems nomination, of course, because all these gross character flaws will only enhance her qualifications as standard bearer for that corrupt party.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 4:46:01 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Olog-hai
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s advisers sought to “humanize” what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband’s White House days.

No one can humanize the inhuman Hildabeast.

29 posted on 03/01/2014 4:46:35 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: onyx

“...she and Bill hooked up to form their criminal enterprise.”

So true. When the ink was dry on their marriage license, they should have been subject to the RICO law.


30 posted on 03/01/2014 4:50:14 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Olog-hai

So now she’s a lesbian who smiles, or what?


31 posted on 03/01/2014 4:52:11 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hillary is a baggy bottomed battle-axe who rubs people the wrong way. Who knew...?


32 posted on 03/01/2014 5:07:49 AM PST by pallis
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To: txrefugee
If Dems could go back to when Mitt Romney was a 15 yr. old high school student to accuse him of bullying, surely this tidbit from Hillary’s rancid resume could be used in campaign ads against her.

Never happen. The corrupt American media will jump in, as they did with Romney, and hastily advise the Republican candidate that he or she is impolite for saying negative things. The Republicans will cave. After all, the Republican candidate, at best, will have been a governor, senator, or representative. SHE, on the other hand, has been secretary of state. "And o' course, dear boy, you just simply can't bring the Benghazi thing in to play. After all, she was under a great deal o' stress when she got that ole boy raped and killed."
33 posted on 03/01/2014 5:11:37 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: miss marmelstein

If you were married to Slick, would *you* care what you looked like?

Maybe that was her plan, all along.

;D


34 posted on 03/01/2014 5:37:09 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TChad

She might take a bath in Snuggles fabric softener ...that’s the ticket! Once dry, she would spray herself with Wrinkles Away


35 posted on 03/01/2014 6:01:22 AM PST by V K Lee
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To: Olog-hai

36 posted on 03/01/2014 6:26:00 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Buck toothed Anny on the March


37 posted on 03/01/2014 6:33:56 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Olog-hai
Establishing herself in the Senate

Bullsh*t.....placemarker, plain and simple.

38 posted on 03/01/2014 6:42:07 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: shibumi; John W; SortaBichy

Kid at the hindquarters position: "Take it all bitch....ALL of it!"

39 posted on 03/01/2014 6:45:43 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Olog-hai

Echoing the meme:

Hillary Clinton is an old bag.


40 posted on 03/01/2014 7:27:54 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: Olog-hai

headline - that would require a meat tenderizer....


41 posted on 03/01/2014 7:48:00 AM PST by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: Olog-hai

You can’t keep a wino dry very long.


42 posted on 03/01/2014 7:49:57 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

They already keep her voice out of the news. Her face is next.


43 posted on 03/01/2014 7:53:46 AM PST by Luke21
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To: John W
No, this is better.

Well, how about this one of Hillary getting plotzed with the gals?

It's a Getty image, so I can't hotlink it on FR, but here it is:

http://ll-media.tmz.com/2012/04/15/0415-clinton-getty-5.jpg

44 posted on 03/01/2014 7:59:46 PM PST by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: TChad

Yep, the old sow belly at her best.


45 posted on 03/01/2014 8:01:29 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Olog-hai
One adviser suggested setting Hillary's hair on fire and putting it out with a shovel. Another suggested using a 20-pound sledgehammer on her face to make her “more humanized”.

I'd suggest a flamethrower to turn her into a crispy critter. /sarcasm off/

46 posted on 03/02/2014 4:51:55 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Luke21

I don’t think she has the health to run.


47 posted on 03/02/2014 7:13:34 AM PST by Vaduz
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