After observing Monday’s Iowa primary and her previous speeches, journalists noticed a weakness in Hillary Clinton’s loud delivery style.
HILLARY CLINTON: What a night! An unbelievable night. What a great campaign … For the democratic party and the United States of America … I know that we can finish the job of universal healthcare coverage for every single man woman and child.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe sees deficiencies in her bluster.
BOB WOODWARD: I think a lot of it with Hillary Clinton has to do with style and delivery, oddly enough. She shouts. There’s something unrelaxed about the way she is communicating and I think that just jumps off.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Last night I was watching her and I said to myself, “Has nobody told her that the microphone works?”
WOODWARD: There is something here, where Hillary Clinton suggests that she’s almost not comfortable with herself. And you know, self-acceptance is something that you communicate on television.
SCARBOROUGH: But you were right though. Hillary’s always up here and again, it’s just not natural to her.
WOODWARD: She could make a case for herself if she would just kind of lower the temperature and say, “Look, this is what I’ve done, this is what I can do, this is what I believe in,” and kind of get off this screaming stuff.
Howard Dean was then shut down trying to claim people only criticize Hillary because she’s a woman.
HOWARD DEAN: If she were a male and she were making these kinds of speeches, would people be criticizing her for…
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, oh my God, that’s desperate.
DEAN: I’m sorry to say it, I didn’t want to but…
SCARBOROUGH: I promise you if there was a man who always talked like this on stage, I would make fun of that man a lot faster than I would have to a woman.
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