Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has shouted her message of progress and equality at campaign events across the country.
It appears that the people of Iowa heard her shouts. Clinton avoided the failure of her 2008 campaign and won the Iowa caucus. The Clinton campaign feels good about the results from Iowa, but there is one statistic that concerns the campaign. Clinton lost 84 percent of the 17-29-year-old vote to her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).
Wednesday’s Morning Joe panel discussed Clinton’s style of shouting. Journalist Bob Woodward indicated that the reason Clinton struggles with young voters is because her tone doesn’t inspire confidence.
“I’m sorry to dwell on the tone issue, but there is something here where Hillary Clinton suggests she’s almost not comfortable with herself, and you know self-acceptance is something that you communicate on television,” Woodward said.
Last fall, the Clinton campaign accused Sanders of sexism because he said Clinton was shouting. Sanders made the comment that “all the shouting in the world” won’t fix gun violence in response to Clinton’s push for new gun control policies.
Clinton defended herself and described her style of communicating as speaking out rather than shouting.
“I haven’t been shouting, but sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting,” Clinton said at an October Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines.
Apart from shouting, Clinton has used a variety of ways to communicate her message. She has done unconventional interviews with Lifetime and with actress Lena Dunham. Clinton has even employed numerous accents in order to relate to the everyday Americans she meets.