Each night of the Democratic National Convention, the media has made note of each headliner’s attempt to “humanize” Hillary Clinton, who’s been in the public eye for a quarter-century. Thursday night it was her daughter Chelsea’s turn to give her a likability makeover.
Jane Austen and Facetime with Charlotte: Chelsea Clinton’s personal tales humanize her mother at DNC https://t.co/QIDu4LRGis
— Salon (@Salon) July 29, 2016
*CHELSEA HUMANIZES MOTHER BY PUTTING EMPHASIS ON HOW HILARIOUS AND HUMAN SHE IS, ACCENTUATED BY REHEARSED ROBOTIC-ISH LAUGHS MOM TAUGHT HER*
— Sage Francis (@SageFrancis) July 29, 2016
For good measure, the candidate herself batted cleanup and tackled the dirty deed head on. You might know her for her Humor and Heart™ (or not), or for her wonkish heart, but do you know the real Hillary Clinton? Let her have one more crack at it.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 29, 2016
The struggle is real.
Clinton: "The service part has always come easier to me than the public part. I get it…some people just don't know what to make of me."
— Allison Wisk (@allisonwisk) July 29, 2016
"I get it that some people just don't know what to make of me." @HillaryClinton launching into her bio, family tree etc.
— PETER MAER (@petermaer) July 29, 2016
Haven’t they broadcast about 100 videos this week alone detailing her lifetime of accomplishments, on top of testimonials from character witnesses like her husband, daughter, and the president?
"I get it that some people just don't know what to make of me. So let me tell you."–Redefinition section beginning.
— Cathleen Decker (@cathleendecker) July 29, 2016
"I get it, that some people just don't know what to make of me."
Hillary Clinton just read from my 8th grade diary. #DNCinPHL
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) July 29, 2016
we heard this story in the film
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) July 29, 2016
Based on the book, “It Takes a Village.”
Oh SHIT this speechwriter better get a billion-dollar bonus for this personal "I get it, people don't know what to make of me" bit
— devon maloney ? (@dynamofire) July 29, 2016
Hillary doesn't do genuine. It's as if she feels nothing. No wonder they strained to humanize her.
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) July 29, 2016
The speech is a little laundry-listy, but then that's a Clinton trait. #DNCinPHL
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) July 29, 2016
Hillary Sincere Head Nod deployed at 1035 pm ET #DemsInPhilly
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 29, 2016
Make fun of her robotic delivery if you must, but at least acknowledge that she has the skills and experience to clean up the mess left by the previous administration.
What exactly is Hillary suggesting we need to "fix together?" Her party has had control for 8 years.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 29, 2016