Representation of women candidates in news coverage

I remember reading a news article about Hillary Clinton written in 2008 that when she was doing a campaign in New Hampshire, she choked up and there was a tearing moment of her for about two minutes, and this image dominated the whole media coverage of the day. Some critics argued that Clinton’s display of emotion did not make her appear very presidential to hold power and other groups of people said her teary moment was a moment of human being. I wonder if people would debate or say the same thing if it was a male candidate. I also wonder which gender would generate more positive reactions or have more impact when the candidate show a tearing moment in front of the public. It’s an interesting topic to think about.

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