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How You See Hillary

How You See Hillary

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I see a vision in yellow. Source: AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Hillary Clinton is an incredibly polarizing figure... when I was helping cover the campaigns on the road earlier this month, I heard basically the same thing from two cabbies, one in Des Moines and one in Manchester: "I'm ready for a woman president, just not that woman." When I asked why, they responded mostly with gut reactions instead of facts from her platform — much more "I just don't like her" than "I don't like her stance on X." That said, I also covered her caucus/election night events in both cities, and though I was working, I overheard, of course, nothing but praise for her for her strength and her passion. When she won in New Hampshire, some members of the crowd were literally shedding tears of joy and jumping up and down as she approached the podium. While I won't get into how I feel about her as a candidate, I will admit I too am guilty of judging her on qualities other than her ability to lead and her platform: when I saw her (on TV) at the debate in South Carolina in this outfit (love that orange collar) and then in the yellow blazer yesterday, I thought to myself, "Wow, she's really been making some exciting apparel choices lately..." It seems like everyone's got a slightly different take on the candidate, what's yours? Especially women: Do you find yourself thinking more about Hillary than the other candidates? How do you see Hillary Clinton?

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