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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:39 AM

My all-time favorite picture of our future President Hillary Rodham Clinton.



Hillary, just several months in to her first term as New York's senator, gets briefed in the rain at Ground Zero a couple of days after the September 11th attacks.

I don't know why I love this picture so much, but I do. I think it probably has to do with the complete lack of staging or glamour. It's raw, and even though her expression seems to be stonefaced, it's actually extremely emotional.

Here you have New York's senator not caring about the rain storm around her or what she's wearing or how her hair looks or anything superficial like that. Instead, she's only concerned about the situation and what just happened there and what it might mean moving forward.

It's gravitas personified. It shows me she's the serious leader we need and the serious leader we deserve.

I find it extremely powerful and moving and telling.

Dear God, we need to elect this woman our President on Tuesday.

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Reply My all-time favorite picture of our future President Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2016 OP
madaboutharry Nov 2016 #1
dalton99 Nov 2016 #2
Brainstormy Nov 2016 #3
world wide wally Nov 2016 #4
DK504 Nov 2016 #9
calimary Nov 2016 #33
George II Nov 2016 #5
gratuitous Nov 2016 #23
lillypaddle Nov 2016 #6
onecent Nov 2016 #7
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2016 #8
Oldem Nov 2016 #10
NastyRiffraff Nov 2016 #11
niyad Nov 2016 #12
joshcryer Nov 2016 #14
Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2016 #16
JI7 Nov 2016 #32
egeorgequi Nov 2016 #15
bdamomma Nov 2016 #20
calimary Nov 2016 #34
pnwmom Nov 2016 #17
llmart Nov 2016 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2016 #19
NC Civilian Nov 2016 #24
calimary Nov 2016 #35
smirkymonkey Nov 2016 #25
Xipe Totec Nov 2016 #26
Hekate Nov 2016 #29
Ilsa Nov 2016 #27
Upthevibe Nov 2016 #28
Hekate Nov 2016 #30
Warren DeMontague Nov 2016 #31
Nitram Nov 2016 #36
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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:42 AM

1. You can see the pain in her face.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 08:47 AM

2. It is a great picture of Hillary the person

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:18 AM

3. Great picture, indeed, but

I also like her in blood red, the color or all those who have underestimated her.

Thanks for pic!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:23 AM

4. She looks "all business"

I wonder if a picture exists of Trump in the rain with his hair all wet.
That must be a sight!

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:37 AM

9. Great pic/gut wrenching

You can she how she is devastated for what has just happened. It's like she's thinking 'how can we make this better?'

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Response to DK504 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 01:52 AM

33. That's all she's ever thinking: "How can we make this better?"

Yet another "listening tour" - which has become her hallmark. Fact-finding. Lawyers call it "due diligence." Seems to me that's a mighty effective strategy for anyone who presumes to be a public servant. Which a Senator is. Which a President is, too.

That's something I've always admired about her, ever since I first started learning about her in 1992. I like how she's willing to get down into the weeds on something - an issue, a problem, a situation, a crisis, a need. For the purpose of understanding whatever it is - as fully and completely as possible. She's never hesitated to roll up her sleeves and dive in. Do ALL the wonk work, the nerd work. Making sure she knows as much as possible about whatever it is. She's like a walking, talking data base. When I read the LA Times interview with her during primary season, I was floored. Thought I "got" her already but I was wrong. I could feel myself growing more and more incredulous. She knew everything about every public policy and foreign policy they threw at her, including one particular matter involving some kid who had an obscure disease with a name that was, I think, six or seven syllables long. She knew about it, knew about the kid, knew about the status of research so far, and had been following his case. "CRIMINY," I mumbled, "is there NOTHING this woman doesn't know?"

That's why it never mattered to me when she discussed why she changed her mind on TPP, for example. What if it's not a politically-motivated flipflop? What if it's exactly what she said? That "you get more information." "You get new information." Why shouldn't you adjust your thinking on one matter or other, once you get new input about it that genuinely could change things? Don't we want that in a leader? Isn't that what we'd want a President to do? I like that about her. I like that A LOT.

I've said it before - I want those brains in the Oval Office.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:30 AM

5. When she was down there talking to the police, fire, and ambulance people...

...Donald Trump was in his tower plotting how he could capitalize on the tragedy.

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:08 PM

23. No he wasn't

Trump was busy being appalled by all those dancing Muslims he could see from Barad Dur. And thinking about his days as the greatest baseball player in the whole state of New York.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:39 AM

6. Perfect picture

just as you described.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 09:44 AM

7. She got alot of people's votes. She's got mine too.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:44 AM

10. There's pain and a stunned

disbelief. As I look at this, I can imagine her thinking, "What can I do." It's a great picture; thanks for letting us see it.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:57 AM

11. Wow, that's a stunning picture

It's everything you said. Thanks for posting it.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:28 AM

12. k and r. thank you for this revealing pic of our next president.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 11:50 AM

14. And remember, they booed her.

They booed her for showing up at some 9/11 event shortly after, as if she was there to make some kind of show of things. But she really cared and she really wanted to help. And she did help 9/11 disaster workers, credit she isn't given enough for.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 03:47 PM

16. At the time some local radio personality, who was on a supposedly non-political morning show...

....said something to the effect of, "Well, that's hopefully the last we'll ever hear from her" when that happened.

She's still on the air, but on a political AM show now.

I cannot wait to hear her reaction on Wednesday.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:52 AM

32. didn't the booing have to do with her criticism of police abuse ?

same ones who turned their backs on mayor deblasio and probably support trump now. led by giuliani.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 03:15 PM

15. Protect her and keep her safe

I'm with her

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Response to egeorgequi (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:05 PM

20. I agree

and welcome to DU

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Response to egeorgequi (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 01:55 AM

34. Welcome to DU, egeorgequi!

I think that same thing, every day. Even more earnestly since Trump started insinuating how those "2nd Amendment people" might - heh-heh-heh, wink-wink "take care of things" for us...

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 04:59 PM

17. Thanks, Tommy, of sharing that. I love that photo, too. We can see into her soul. n/t

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:07 PM

21. I also love her smile.....

She has what I would call a very sincere smile. It's not phony. It's a YUUUGE smile, just like when President Obama smiles. It is from the soul. To me, it says a lot about a person if they can show so much raw emotion in their face - whether it be a smile or sadness. Also, when you get to be her age you may have experienced a lot of really tough times, and if you can still find things to be joyful for and smile for and laugh about, then you are a true survivor. Lord knows she's been through some awful treatment in her life.

She is the genuine deal.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:03 PM

19. Total focus.

I want this woman for my next President.


No early voting in NY. I'll be there on Tuesday.

Blue all the way, and Hilary at the helm.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:10 PM

24. k & r. nt

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Response to NC Civilian (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 01:57 AM

35. Welcome to DU, NC Civilian!

Glad you're checking in! I'm assuming "NC" means North Carolina, and that does seem to be quite the center of attention these days. May you go Blue! It'll help us all!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:22 PM

25. Great photo and great description of it.

You can tell by looking at her that it was not about her, but about the victims that day.

Meanwhile, fools like Giuliani took the opportunity to bolster his pathetic ego by playing hero boy, but basically doing nothing but getting in the way of the real heroes.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 06:37 PM

26. The day the towers came down, I raised the American flag on my porch for the first time

The day we invaded Iraq, I took it down.

My brother, may he rest in peace, a marine, fought in Desert Storm I & II.

He was there for the invasion. Leading a tank.

The atrocities he saw, the things he told us, are still seared in my memory.

Of earth movers burying Iraqi troops in their foxholes by the thousands.

Still alive.

The day we invaded Iraq, I took the American flag down from my porch.

Waiting for a time when I would be proud to wave Old Glory again, proud of my country's comportment on the world stage.

Hopefully, our next President, HRC, will bring closure to that painful episode.

I want to be proud again of who we are.

I want to be proud of being an American.

I want to be proud to be the beacon of Liberty, and Equality, and Humanity once again.

The world needs us.

Desperately.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:46 AM

29. Your words move me

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:54 PM

27. One of my favs, too. Her expression reveals days of

Shock, horror, and heartbreak. She's real. Nothing about Senator Clinton was fake. Like you said, no staging, no glamour, no "turn the ship around so we don't see San Diego in the background" moments here.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #27)

Thu Nov 3, 2016, 10:59 PM

28. I've never seen that picture. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:48 AM

30. Thanks so much for this pic. I've never seen it before now, and it's stunning in its authenticity.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:48 AM

31. She gave a shit about the people who put their lives on the line that day.

The testimonials to that effect were very powerful, at the convention.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 08:57 AM

36. Thanks for sharing this very revealingg photograph.

Trump doesn't even have the ability to fake such an expression of empathy, concern, and gravitas.

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