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Seven Ages of Hillary Clinton

Seven ages of Hillary Clinton, an excellent article by Gary Younge and Sabrina Siddiqui of the Guardian, can be extracted as follows. As she once again finds herself battling an outsider’s insurgency, the Democratic frontrunner hopes her long experience in public life is an asset, not a liability.  At a town hall meeting this week, the first question posed to Hillary Clinton was from a first-time caucus-goer called Taylor Gipple. Hillary Clinton defends popularity among young voters at Iowa forum. “It feels like there are a lot of young people like myself who are very passionate supporters of Bernie Sanders,” he said. “And, I just don’t see the same enthusiasm from younger people for you. In fact, I’ve heard from quite a few people my age that they think you’re dishonest, but I’d like to hear from you on why you feel the enthusiasm isn’t there.” Clinton’s response sounded like a mix of Edith Piaf and Sir Elton John: Je Ne Regrette Rien blended with I’m Still Standing; stern resolve with a touch of telegraphed theatricality. “Look, I’ve been around a long time,” she told him. “They throw all this stuff at me and I’m still standing. But if you’re new to politics, if it’s the first time you really paid attention, you go ‘oh my gosh, look at all of this’.

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