Hillary Clinton's Best Moment Was Deleted From 'Ellen' Interview
byEricka SouterSep 10, 2015
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?