Hillary Clinton overplays

Several New Hampshire women, some of them undecided until Tuesday, said in interviews that a galvanizing moment in the race had been Mrs. Clinton’s unusual display of emotion on Monday when her eyes filled with tears and her voice cracked as she described the pressures of the race and her goals for the nation.
As voters began to see the choice they have and heard Hillary speak from her heart, they came back to her,” said Mark Penn, Mrs. Clinton’s chief strategist." (The New York Times)

Seeing a woman who, unlike his rival John Edwards, whose talent always intuitively tugs the heartstrings, has remained suspicious about affect, brought to use emotions, seeing that it works and that people vote for her because of that, you know that if the woman is elected, she will not be able to exercise the power her voters have entrusted her, because they entrust her with a magical power, a power of entertainment, dream and faith.