Tuesday, March 18, 2008

There is a piece about Hillary Clinton's dress sense on The Guardian site at the moment. Hadley is very fair to Hillary Clinton but I think she underestimates the bile felt by the press and a significant proportion of the US electorate towards Clinton. For instance an article in the Washington Post refers to Clinton as if she were a person lacking confidence rather than a politician attempting to be President: With Clinton, there was the sense that you were catching a surreptitious glimpse at something private.

I really enjoyed this comment on Media Matters that Clinton often wears bright colours. This article on Reclaim the media is definitely relevant.

Most importantly looking at pictures of Hillary Clinton online you get the impression that she does like clothes, she has a sense of style. She likes quite fussy, feminine clothes and they're not the type of power outfits that she is necessarily expected to wear.