This can be a good factor.
The reason being easy: We, collectively, want extra empathy, extra humanity and extra authenticity in our world — and particularly in our politics. Real emotion from a politician is a reminder that they aren’t all that totally different than us. They get overwhelmed. They’re confronted with sorrow and tragedy that the rational thoughts merely can’t comprehend or compartmentalize. And to react to these moments in an emotional method is an indication not of weak spot however of realness.
Sadly, there stays some stigma surrounding politicians crying. For feminine politicians, it has lengthy been unfairly considered an indication of over-the-top emotion — and been used to play into sexist stereotypes about whether or not girls are “balanced” sufficient (or some related crap) to deal with the job because the nation’s chief govt. For male politicians, crying in public (and even in non-public!) might be seen as an unacceptable lack of toughness and fortitude.
“No, I am not a giant crier. I prefer to get issues performed. I am not a giant crier. I am not somebody who goes round crying quite a bit. However I do know individuals like that. I do know loads of people who cry. They’re superb individuals. However I’ve not been a giant crier.”
And as anybody who even casually follows Trump’s Twitter feed is aware of, dismissing his political opponents as “Crying” — most notably Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (New York). Trump has additionally used “crying” as a put-down for, amongst others, Glenn Beck, Omarosa Manigault Newman and John Boehner.
That is, in a phrase, dumb. And in two phrases: Dumb and (badly) outdated. (Sure, that’s technically three phrases.)
The Level: Extra humanity, not much less, is what we want from our flesh pressers — and from our fellow residents. The extra we might be reminded of what all of us share, the higher our nation and our politics will probably be.