On education, they all want to spend more money. Richardson wants a “minimum wage for teachers” of $40,000.
I was just saying that Hillary’s lacking any voice modulation; it’s like she’s stuck on fired up, exclamation point mode – “IT’S PART OF KEEPING UP OUR STANDARD OF LIVING!” I suppose if you want to look bold and strong in any soundbites, it makes sense to stay on one tone or one note all night long, but it really wears poorly as the night goes on.
It’s a very “I will fight for you, I am tough enough” tonight, which she probably needed. The jabs about flip-flopping don’t seem to hit their target as she seems the most resolute in her answers. She’s not coming across as warm, Clintonian I-feel-your-pain big-hearted type… her overall impression is a bit like Al Gore in 2000.
Her vibe: I know the most, I am the experienced one, I am ready to fight, and I will not be beaten.
In retrospect, her advisers would have wished for some humor, warmth, or compassionate side.