On Political Authenticity (Part 2)

… It’s now easier to see why Clinton had (unfair) difficultly with authenticity.

While her opponents maintained singular foci, she was more like the Chinese-Indian-burger joint, equally attentive to a grab bag of (critically important) issues. How many times was it said that she had a plan for every problem and sometimes for problems that didn’t yet exist?

More important, merely by achieving front-runner status, twice, she caused others to wonder whether she had ulterior rather than intrinsic motivations — part of a broader phenomenon labeled the “denigration of heroes” by Professors Oliver Hall and Ezra Zuckerman. CONT.

Mark Mellman (Mellman Group), The Hill