The influential The New York Times frames Hillary Clinton's new book "Hard Choices" as an example of her softer side. Here is that analysis.
But will all the sides of Clinton do her in? Sure, communications experts worth their salt recommend flexibility in persona for leaders. There should be a healthy range of selves.
But wise leaders know when to limit the range. For example, during the brutal economic downturn of the 1930s, both FDR and First Lady Eleanor maintained personas of gravitas. As a very young leader, JFK knew to put out there the hybrid persona of high energy and deep reflection.
At this point, some of us are really getting to wonder: Who is this Hillary Clinton. We sense that we have a handle of who Bill Clinton is, flaws and all. But has Hillary become too protean a personality to trust with leadership of the free world?