(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell fawned over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new personality after appearing on Maddow’s program, as she goes on tour promoting her new book “What Happened,” now that she has announced she will never seek public office again.
“This is a different person,” O’Donnell said on his program, “The Last Word.” “I have to say I felt from the audience that there was a different feel to listening to her. You didn’t get that sense of candidate caution and feeling the boundaries of what she can say about this and not wanting to disturb certain constituencies. You can just feel a confidence in, whether you like it or not, this is what she thinks about this. This is what she has to say.”
Maddow defended Clinton’s unwillingness to answer questions during the campaign.
“My feeling when she was running for president was that her cautiousness…with her words was because she was somebody who was probably about to be president, and to she was preparing to be president and trying not to tie herself up with stuff that was going to follow her into the presidency—a job that she knows very well and took very seriously.”
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Maddow said she believes in Clinton’s complete honesty now.
“She’s being absolutely blunt,” she said. “If you don’t like her, you probably find it to be pushy. If you do like her, you probably find it to be refreshing.”
“My long-term prediction is Hillary Clinton’s approval numbers go up. They tend to always do when a political says I’m not running again because the public has a different relationship to them.”
Watch Lawrence and Maddow discuss the new Hillary Clinton: