So I was in the other room while Miguel was watching the New Hampshire debates, and the one thing going through my mind, just listening to the candidates, was, I can’t believe how emotional John Edwards sounds. I mean, he really got worked up about it.
Later, I read that Edwards himself was critical of Hillary’s tears, wondering if she had the emotional fortitude to withstand the trials and tribulations of the presidency.
I thought they both were either practiced politicians or maybe actually passionate about their positions, one or the other. It’s interesting to me, though, how Hillary is instantly criticized, but it’s just another debate in the life for John Edwards, or Obama or any of those candidates.
From Erica Jong:
“It’s the tears. She pretended to cry, the women felt sorry for her, and she won,” said Bill Kristol. So did his page-mate Maureen Dowd, that fierce feminist. So did many of my friends.
Why is it ok for men to get misty and not for women? Why is it assumed everything HRC does is scripted? Why is she seen as bloody Lady Macbeth while Obama is seen as darling Cordelia? Why is a man more sincere than a woman? Why? More…