Monday, January 22, 2007

of course, she's in

Well, here we have it. Hillary for President

Was there ever any doubt about it, really? Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton - oops! I mean, just Hillary (sorry Jack, no jazz hands) - says I'm in it to win it!

Take a look around the site, and you'll see that she wants to be called "Hillary." No stuffy acknowledgement of her current job. No need to think about her surname, as if anyone could forget. She's Hillary, plain and simple. Well, maybe not so plain and maybe not so simple, but there's a familiarity with calling someone by their first name. It's not cold and detached, but much more intimate and inviting. It's like when you graduate from high school - you no longer have to call your five-years-older-than-you calculus teacher Mr. Garrington, you can now call him Fred because as an adult you're on equal par with him. It's almost as if she's saying, "You know, calling me a senator isn't really so important, now that we've gotten to know each other a bit more. Call me Hillary because we're friends now."

Look at the picture of her wearing a red coat, the color most associated with Nancy Reagan. See how she smiles - so welcoming! She's in a pretty floral couch, sitting by the window, waiting for you to share a cup of tea with her.

And what happens around the tea cups? Conversation! Why, this is exactly what Hillary wants. Read the words....
  • "I'm not just starting a campaign, though, I'm beginning a conversation..." (from the video)
  • "...I want you to be a part of this important conversation..."
  • Hillary is starting the campaign with a national conversation...
  • "Because the conversation in Washington has been just just a little one-sided lately..." (from the video)
  • Soon we'll launch our official blog, a crucial part of our exciting national conversation and the place to go to learn more about Hillary.
  • "Let's talk. Let's chat. Let's start a dialogue..." (from the video)
See? She loves talking! Talk, chat, converse, comment, chew the fat... The thesaurus could give me hundreds more words, but I won't get carried away.

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