Are you reading this?! How could you be so detached from people that you have to cue in when to smile? This is what we do naturally to other people to show we aren’t a threat. In Hillary’s case, everything, even her smile, screams fake…and therefore is threatening to the American people.
By Emily Zanotti
If you’re an Iowa voter who caucused for Hillary Clinton, you might be feeling some pangs of regret right now.
The email, between Podesta and Clinton’s campaign communications director, Jennifer Palmieri (she’s the one who responds, “truth”), is about a campaign slogan, but seems to indicate that Clinton was already worrying, as early as the Iowa caucuses, that she was too scripted and too stiff — unable to sound convincing when she talked about her friends in the corn fields and main streets of middle America.
In some of her speeches, she even had to be told when to smile.
From Podesta emails: Clinton's Dem debate talking points even included prompts on when to smile pic.twitter.com/E4z31aIQkl
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) October 10, 2016
By July of 2015, one of Podesta’s confidantes, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, was telling the campaign that Clinton “feels stale, with very few signs of the kind of freshness and transparency that the American people (especially millennials) will need to trust and ultimately elect HRC as president.”
It’s not surprising that she had to carefully parse her words on the trail, given the profile of Clinton emerging from Wikileaks documents.