HARD TO GET….Meghan Daum takes a crack at figuring out what Hillary Clinton’s real problem is:
For a lot of people, Hillary Clinton just wants this too badly. Her Achilles heel is not that she cries (or doesn’t) from disappointment, but that she is visibly salivating from hunger. That may be OK for male candidates, whose appetites tend to be selling points. But if there’s anything that’s drilled into women’s heads before we’re old enough to even ask for something, it’s the importance of playing hard to get, of pretending we don’t want anything at all.
….As difficult as it to say out loud (which is why you haven’t heard it), Clinton’s aching need for the presidency is freaking voters out….What we want from Clinton is the impossible. We want her to pursue the nomination without looking like a pursuer.