I follow, though not really closely, the competition between these two Democrat presidency candidates : Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Basically, this is because I first read about Obama in the magazine I subscribed last year, Prospect, which once published a major article on this guy. Second, it is because Clinton is a woman, and since I have been exposed to this Leadership Theory that says great leaders usually have this alpha male traits, I am just plain interested to see how true it is by observing the kind of image projected by Clinton.
So Clinton lost quite terribly in Iowa, and being a woman she almost burst into tears.
Ha-ha. Still a woman, though.
Or is that a trick? [I can still remember the remark given by Tun Mahathir when Dr Wan Azizah won the election in 1999 – using her tears to win the sympathy of voters]
Having watched a few videos of both giving speech, I have to agree Obama is undeniably a better speaker, well, a skill considered most valuable.
Watch this. Cool, I think.
And compare that to this.
Hillary Clinton is short-haired. So do Condoleezza Rice, Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany in case you are not aware), Wu Yi of China, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Why? Does short hair gives this more powerful and sophisticated image?