In a presidential race that has been defined by nasty personal attacks and an electorate that has deep reservations about the character of both major candidates, Hillary Clinton is making yet another effort to introduce herself to voters.
Clinton has worked since she joined the race last year to break through the decades of Clinton political baggage and voter skepticism of her motivations to tell the story of why she entered public service and how her values were shaped. But the narrative is regularly overshadowed by the nominee’s uneasiness with the media, the scripted nature of the campaign she runs and the investigation into her emails.
As the campaign enters its final days, Clinton is trying to define her candidacy as something more meaningful than stopping Donald Trump. She is working to project that more open and warm side of her personality that friends and colleagues talk about but the public almost never sees. In Kansas City on Thursday night, that involved reflecting on her Methodist faith and a value that voters seem to think both candidates lack – humility.