Laughing, dancing, applying lipstick --- Hillary Clinton loosened the reins on her closely managed public persona in the years following her first White House run. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Contender for the Democratic presidential nomination Hillary Clinton has spent much of the past two decades in the public eye, photographed on an almost weekly basis. Only in recent years have Americans been able to glimpse a less guarded, less formal Hillary Clinton. During her 2008 bid for the Democratic party's presidential nomination, Clinton was often criticized for being too orchestrated in her responses, accused of being incapable of spontanaeity. At one point, some media even speculated that Clinton attempted to change her laugh in order to appear more likeable than her then-rival Barack Obama. Suspending her campaign later that year and accepting Obama's appointment to serve as Secretary of State --- Clinton appeared more relaxed, often dancing and laughing with her colleagues and foreign counterparts on her countless trips abroad. During one trip to the United Nations, Clinton paused to put on lipstick while talking with Turkey's President Abdullah Gul before Security Council meeting. Heading into the 2016 election , Clinton is expected to change course from her previous campaign approach. In 2008, Clinton made a decided effort not to emphasize that unlike all of her male rivals for the nomination, she is a woman. This time around, will likely emphasize her roles as both a mother to daughter Chelsea and grandmother to Charlotte.