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Hillary Clinton's Best Moment Was Deleted From 'Ellen' Interview

The Hillary Clinton campaign received more bleak news this morning. A new poll revealed that Senator Bernie Sanders has a narrow lead in the all-too-important state of Iowa. He is the top choice among 41 percent of Democratic caucus participants compared to 40 percent for the former first lady.

Part of the problem is Clinton's public image. Voters have been turned off by her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. Bottom line: Many don't trust her. Even more people, particularly women, just don't feel they can relate to her. So what's a beleaguered, image-battered politician to do? Hit the talk show circuit, of course. In a clear effort to humanize her persona, Clinton sat down with Ellen DeGeneres today. The question now is, did it work?

The much-hyped interview did not disappoint. Clinton hit all the hot topics: She apologized for "Emailgate," reiterated her stance on human rights, gave a tongue-in-cheek response to Kanye West's possible White House run and dished about that head-shaking Republican debate. But more importantly, we were able to see her crack a genuine smile and let loose a bit. She talked about her newfound grandparent status. As for what baby Charlotte will call her: "I'm fine with 'Grandma,' I'm fine with 'Madam President' — I mean, whatever."

However, there was one critical moment missing from this sit-down. Teasers for the episode showed Clinton learning the Whip/Nae Nae dance alongside Ellen. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to see that. It appeared to be a fun and spontaneous moment — a rarity in the campaign thus far. Why was it deleted from the actual broadcast? It seems like a missed opportunity for viewers to see a more fun-loving side of the pol.

Next up, Clinton hits the "Tonight Show" on September 16. Can't wait to see what Jimmy Fallon has in store for her.

What do you think of Clinton's interview with Ellen?

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