Hillary Clinton is trying to win Iowa with selfies

Hillary wants to win your vote with a selfie.
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Hillary Clinton has lamented the "tyranny of the selfie," but even she has to admit they have their uses. As the Iowa caucus quickly approaches, Clinton has been working to connect with potential voters by appearing more natural and personable. Oftentimes, that means pictures are involved:

[Clinton] talked about the snow in New York and her granddaughter, and she helped an older woman snap her first selfie. "Here, I'll show you, it'll be fun!" she said, grabbing the iPhone and extending her arm. [The New York Times]

There is also the fact that when things get awkward, a picture is a convenient interruption:

When Joseph Miller, 13, of Vinton, squeezed his way to the front of the crowd to ask how Mrs. Clinton would make college affordable for his generation, she crouched down to tell him face to face about her "New College Compact" and why it is different from Mr. Sanders' plan."I'm not going to take care of rich people, O.K., I don't want to give them free college," she said. "My opponent's plan is to give free education to everybody." Joseph stared blankly and then said, "That's good with me."Mrs. Clinton asked, "Want a selfie?" [The New York Times]

Read more about Clinton's Iowa campaign at The New York Times.

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