Former president Bill Clinton kicked off his speech at the Democratic National Convention in July like a master storyteller: “In the spring of 1971,” he began, “I met a girl.”
After pausing to let the suspense build a bit, Clinton clarified that that girl was Hillary Rodham, and continued to tell the story of their lives together, skipping over a choice decade here or there to keep things positive. Most pundits agreed it was a strong attempt to humanize the Democratic nominee, who even took the opportunity during her own acceptance speech to explain that she gets it:
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 29, 2016
That wouldn’t even be the last time Clinton publicly addressed her likability gap, and with a month to go before the election, Bill thought he’d give it another shot, appearing on the campaign’s “With Her” podcast.
— CNN (@CNN) October 1, 2016
Ends interview early for daily penicillin shot. https://t.co/m6y85opADO
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) October 1, 2016
“She is more reticent than some people are in this highly revelatory culture we seem to live in to discuss things that she thinks are better kept within the family,” he explained, later adding that she’s not the “manufactured machine” her critics make her out to be, and that “her passion is real.”
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) October 1, 2016
Ha ha ha.
This is damage control before the coming storm
— ToSpeakMyMind02 (@ToSpeakMyMind02) October 1, 2016
@CNN They are already preempting an attack on Bill Clinton. Clinton News Network in high gear.
— @Supercoolpanda (@Supercoolpanda) October 2, 2016
@CNN I love how they pretend we don't know the truth. Pathetic.
— Black Rifles Matter (@Major_Skidmark) October 1, 2016
@CNN what else did he reflect on? Anything?
— TheSpaceNeedle (@knoxneedle) October 1, 2016
@CNN How many trysts did he reflect about?
— james henry (@jointsrme) October 1, 2016
@CNN was Hillary heartbroken after his 40 or so affairs and sexual assaults? or that he's still dicking bimbos at home?
— Dr. GoodGreed (@GOODGREED) October 1, 2016
Hey now … some discussions are better kept within the family.