I went to candidate forums (one candidate, small audience) with both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama today.

News flash: Obama is extremely charismatic. Fantastic with small crowds. Total alpha male. Effortlessly comfortable and confident.

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Hillary, on the other hand, not so much. She’s much warmer and more human than the typical caricature would have it, but it’s obvious she works at it, pushing against her natural tendencies.

There’s your utterly banal, hackneyed observation for the day.

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