video courtesy of Taylor Marsh
I hesitate to post about this because I think it's a non-story that could play negatively into a few different stereotypes, depending on your view of Hillary Clinton. I will say that I'm sure that she is at the verge of exhaustion and nerves are probably pretty frayed and this was a very honestly emotional moment for her. This campaign schedule would be brutal for anyone and I doubt very much that there are many who wouldn't be just as, if not more, emotional. However, I do think that this is a good reminder for those eager to paint Hillary Clinton as this tough-as-nails political automaton that there is a real person with all the same real vulnerabilities there.
HuffPo: "It's not easy, it's not easy," Clinton said shaking her head. Her eyes began to get watery as she finished answering the question, "I couldn't do it if I didn't just passionately believe it was the right thing to do," she said. "I have so many ideas for this country and I just don't want to see us fall backwards as a nation. This is very personal for me," she said to a quiet round of supportive applause. "It's about our country, it's about our kids' future, it's really about all of us together," she said tearing up, her voice cracking.
Hillary responds to the swirling press interest in her emotions.
Will Bunch has a history of crying at the New Hampshire primary. And more humorously, Bob "0 for 9" Shrum offers his advice for how Hillary can turn her campaign around now. Oh yeah, that's who I'm going to go for advice.