"She had me at hello Charley-- had me scared to death!"– Norman J. Ornstein
American Enterprise Institute
"If she holds up...she could be a transformative woman in American history. If not, we will all be disappointed!"– Zach Wamp
"A political consultant's dream, but a citizen's nightmare!"– Kenneth Baer
Co-Editor, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
"She did reasonably well for her first big interview...and she’s likely to get better!"of course, i picked out the bad ones. there were so many to choose from.– Whit Ayres
my sense is that watching this interview is akin to watching your mom or your next-door neighbor perform in the local community theater production of "my fair lady"; if she's your mom or your next-door neighbor, she probably got you comp tickets, you probably sent some flowers backstage to her dressing room, and in the end, you'll meet her at the stage door and tell her she did "awsome!"
if she's not your mom or your neighbor, you're a lot less likely to give her a pass, or the benifit of the doubt, and you see through all the nerves and smiles and twitches to what's really there – a person reciting lines that she doesn't quite understand.