Today are the pivotal presidential primary elections in Ohio and Texas. By late tonight, we may know whether Barak Obama can seal the deal or whether Hillary Clinton will continue her bid for the Democratic Party nomination at the convention in Denver this August.
Whatever the outcome today, Hillary’s campaign has become so shrill that she had to concede her shrillness during the silliness this past weekend on Saturday Night Live.
Clinton’s shrill attacks on Obama in recent weeks, like refusing on 60 Minutes to overtly declare she knows Obama is not a Muslim, convey much more than a desperate fear of losing the race for the presidency. Her snide behavior bespeaks a trait of vindictiveness and ruthlessness that many find distasteful.
If Hillary Clinton were to win the nomination, can her shrill voice compete with the sedate tones of John McCain? Unless she can lower her pitch an octave and practice daily mediation enough to project calmness instead of fear, my concern is that the visceral backlash could hand the election to the Republicans.
And if Hillary somehow wins the presidency itself, how will her shrill manner be received by the rest of the world? Would such a style help or hurt the United States’ image abroad? We already suffer from the current president’s habit of saying and doing almost anything to get what he wants. Do we wish our next president to convey the same message about American ethics?
So, regardless of the outcome of the primaries today, my humble recommendation is that Hillary Clinton needs take a page from the Barak Obama playbook and learn to speak in a more sober and mellow manner. She needs to stop being so shrill. Such a genuine change in her style and substance will benefit her campaign, our nation, and our world.
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