Hillary Clinton's campaign is arguing that last night's Dick Cheney quip offered voters a glimpse at her lighter side, proof that she is not the cold and calculating political android her critics paint her as.
From a letter just sent out to supporters by Clinton's campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle:
"She also had the best line of the night — a jab at Dick Cheney's "diplomacy." I'm so glad everyone got to see the Hillary I know: not just the best candidate for president, but also a genuinely funny woman!"
Here's the full letter.
You know, after 16 years, Hillary still never ceases to amaze me. And last night at the presidential debate, she did it again.
She laid out clear and concise ideas for bringing our troops home from Iraq and showed that she's the one who can get us out of the war.
And she said what we all know — that Democrats are united in their efforts to end this war while Republicans are falling over themselves to escalate it. As she said, this is George Bush's war, and it's time to stop emphasizing our differences and unite to start bringing our troops home.
And Hillary reiterated her pledge to make universal health care a reality and showed her commitment to the middle class. Most of all, she demonstrated a deep understanding of the issues and showed the decisiveness, strength, and clarity America is looking for in our next president.
She also had the best line of the night — a jab at Dick Cheney's "diplomacy." I'm so glad everyone got to see the Hillary I know: not just the best candidate for president, but also a genuinely funny woman!
But don't take my word for it. Check out Hillary's YouTube page for clips of her huge performance last night, as well as some of the commentary that came after the debate:
- Hillary says Democrats are united on Iraq
- Hillary slams Dick Cheney's "diplomacy"
- Rep. Jim McGovern says Hillary will end the Iraq war
- Arianna Huffington says "It was Hillary Clinton's night"
- CNN's Jackie Schechner says Hillary won praise from the blogs
I hope you'll take a look at the clips and pass them along to your friends. And for full coverage of the debate, visit HillaryHub.com:
Patti Solis Doyle
Hillary for President