I don’t get Hillary Clinton’s ‘likeability’ issue, she’s dynamite

What puzzles me is that people attribute her perceived lack of likeability to her longevity in public life. But that doesn’t square with the fact that her partner, former president Bill Clinton, has her baggage and then some and for some reason, he is still a much-beloved public figure in the United States.

Hillary Clinton weathered bumps in her marriage, and is still pilloried for it. Is there a double standard that still applies to politics? Ms. Clinton’s likeability deficit seems to point in that direction. Photograph courtesy of Hillary Clinton 2016 Facebook page

By SHEILA COPPS

PUBLISHED : Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 12:00 AM

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