I haven’t really been following the US elections much, because it doesn’t have any direct relation to me. But I have been reading the Twitter streams, and watched a couple of videos on it. And it seems like Hillary Clinton’s win today was quite a surprise.

And apparently, her choking up didn’t do her harm. On the contrary, it could have helped her win, by making her seem more real. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the first time she chokes, the first time she loses control of her emotions, is the first time she wins.

Even in politics (or should I say especially in politics), being real is essential. People relate to people, not figureheads.