Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hillary Clinton on the Stalker Debate

Hillary was all over cable news this morning- well her sound bite was. On MSNBC,  Morning Joe played it, and then CNN's New Day picked it up. The Daily Beast also offered a link. What is surprising is that among these reports, no one came up with a still photo of the stalking during that October 10 debate when Trump elected to stand while Hillary spoke and to follow her all over the stage.

In her upcoming memoir, What Happened, Hillary recounts how his behavior creeped her out and the process she went through regarding how to handle it.
“Well, what would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smiling, and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly: ‘Back up you creep, get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women, but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’... I kept my cool, aided by a lifetime of dealing with men trying to throw me off."
Here are a few flashbacks from the archives.

When Trump was talking Hillary remained seated and engaged.
When Hillary was speaking, Trump remained standing.

She talks. He stalks.
Look at his face when she is speaking.
Then there was the creepy lurking in the background.

Her decision to ignore him was exactly in character. In early 2009, newly-inaugurated Barack Obama's administration pivoted directly to Asia. North Korea's Kim Jong-un decided to welcome Obama to world affairs by conducting a missile test while Hillary and Obama were in Europe for a series of world summits. The administration recognized the test as a bid for attention and threatened further sanctions. Hillary likened NK to "cranky teenagers" and said experience taught her that the best policy vis-à-vis such behavior is to ignore it.

Well done, Hillary!

Elsewhere, she regrets her loss in these words.
“I couldn’t get the job done. And I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life.”
She said she let us down. No, you didn't Hillary! You won! You never let us down.