Facing unfavorable ratings, Clinton shares personal details to be more relatable – LA Times

Reminds me of this blast from the past – named for that famous mountain climber!! http://www.snopes.com/politics/clintons/hillary.asp
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Have you heard that Hillary Rodham Clinton is now a grandmother? Surely you have. But did you know that as a young girl she wanted to be an astronaut? Or that she played on a softball team called the Good & Plenties, with pink and white uniforms?

The source of all that information is Clinton herself. And actually, just call her by her first name. “Hillary is fine by me,” she recently told a New Hampshire voter who asked how he should address her.

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After more than two decades in the public eye, Clinton entered her second presidential race this spring with nearly universal name recognition. But her campaign staff viewed the situation differently, calling her the least-known famous person in the world; the public view is of the former first lady, senator and secretary of State, but not the woman herself. So as Clinton tours early primary states and holds intimate gatherings with voters, she seems to go out of her way to share the kinds of details voters may not have known.

Her effort to be relatable has been mocked by “Saturday Night Live,” among others, but it is vital to her election chances: Polls have shown the public taking an ever-more-dim view of her since she left the State Department.

via Facing unfavorable ratings, Clinton shares personal details to be more relatable – LA Times.

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