Hillary Clinton plays it safe with 'smart power' speech | MSNBC
Hmmm, I wonder how she'll sell smart power during her campaign. How would she show respect to ISIS?It was the right topic at the right venue for Hillary Clinton Wednesday morning at Georgetown University, but the timing was off. Poor weather and impending finals kept students from filling up the ornate Gaston Hall, and This time, when Clinton came to Georgetown to partake in a conference on “smart power,” the topic was as close to her heart as any. It was her guiding philosophy at State.
Clinton defined the term Wednesday as “using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security,” while “showing respect” for other countries and actors on the world stage – “even for one’s enemies.” She also spoke about women, noting they often “bear the humanitarian load” of conflicts more than men. But she added, “Women are not just victims of conflict, they are agents of peace and agents of change.” She referenced the Northern Ireland Peace process, where women took a lead.
her wonky foreign policy remarks left many disappointed who are hungry for something more from the likely presidential candidate.