Hillary Clinton is showing some strain in the past week, and her time on the campaign trail seems to be wearing on her big-time. It was just yesterday that Hillary had to stop a speech due to an uncontrollable coughing fit, and now she is crying during speeches.
Of course, the topic at hand was one that presses hard on the bleeding hearts of liberals, but a warrant for tears? President Obama was brutally bashed in the headlines after shedding tears for 20 murdered 6-year olds, but because Hillary is a woman she is almost expected to cry?
The absurd double-standard is the same reason we will not be seeing America’s first female president in 2016. Regardless of your sex, people tend to view tears as weakness rather than compassion. No one wants a weepy president; we want someone who can stand strong in times of tribulation and save the tears for their pillow, like everyone else.
Could it be that the election process is just too much for Hillary to take? While, Hillary did make very good points, her statements about Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric was shadowed by the display of emotion:
‘It’s not only shameful and offensive, which it is — I think it’s dangerous … We cannot tolerate this. We must stand up and say, ‘Every person in this country deserves to be treated with respect.’ We need a coalition that includes Muslim nations to defeat ISIS and it’s pretty hard to figure out how you’re going to make a coalition with the very nations you need if you spend your time insulting their religion!’
Now, while I understand that Hillary is human and humans do cry, I do believe she should try to control her emotions while speaking publicly. Her passion on the subject is great and all, but if she had turned those tears into anger, she would have had a much better outcome. To gain the respect of Americans, she needs to check the tears at the door, or at least reserve them for extreme circumstances.
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