Hillary Clinton's campaign just put up a passel of videos -- 15 at latest count -- from real people and friends talking about their pal with lots of gooshy musical accompaniment. It is part of the campaign's continuing effort to humanize her, to soften her up.
Ann Henry, who played host to Hillary and Bill's wedding reception, talks about her character.
Sound Bite: "She has been a Methodist her entire life and it bothered me the other day when I heard somebody say she doesn't have any religion."
The Rev. Suzan Johnson Cook echoes the religious message: "The Hillary I know is a person of faith."
Sound Bite: "I love someone who stands with her husband."
Friend Marie Echaveste pays tribute to Hillary as a mother and says she's a "warm and caring person, someone who enjoys a good joke":
Childhood friend Betsy Ebeling says she's a good listener:
And then, to my surprise, I see a friend pop up on one of the tapes. Liz Barger talks about Hillary and 9/11 -- getting ready to steal a little Rudy thunder. Her husband is my colleague at CUNY, Fred Kaufman.
Marvin Bethea, a medic who has suffered after 9/11, also testifies to her help.
But then, we don't want to make her too soft. So here's Gen. Wesley Clark praising her leadership.
Sound Bite: "Hillary Clinton is one tough cookie."
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