The Candidate We Love to Hate and Hate to Love

Alex Belth, Esquire – January 7, 2016

Hillary Clinton has changed greatly over the past twenty-five years of public service, as First Lady, then Senator, then Secretary of State, and now presidential front-runner. No one has tracked that evolution more closely than writer Tom Junod who’s profiled Clinton three times (1999, 2010, 2016) over the past sixteen years, most recently in Esquire’s new Feb 2016 issue. We asked Junod how the Hillary he met in 1999 differs from the Hillary he met last month. One thing hasn’t changed–she’s still reviled by some, and believes, even more so than ever, that she’ll beat her naysayers.

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