Just in time for Valentine's Day, the face of Hillary Clinton is everywhere. She's on the cover of tabloid GLOBE MAGAZINE, a continuing story on influential POLITICO, and even in a flattering photo on the conservative DRUDGE REPORT.
Finally in her mid-60s she has become America's new sweetheart, replacing the former sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore. Like Mary Richards, the character Moore played in the 1970s, Clinton represents a breakthrough role. She started out as a political wife, ambitious as her husband but with work to do on her persona. And work she did.
She came into her own as a U.S. Senator, then bounced back from the public humiliation of a failed run for the presidency. As U.S. Secretary of State she tirelessly traveled the globe with a whole new kind of identity for a female professional who did everything right in terms of image. She rarely smiled. She spoke firmly but not stridently. She practiced caution without seeming guarded.
America loves this trailblazing Clinton, including every line in her face. Richards had no wrinkles.