We have been talking a lot about silence and listening as rhetorical strategies. Clinton’s leadership style, as Ezra Klein notes, values listening over talking. We’ve also seen how Clinton will strategically use silence, such as in the debate.
Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe have discussed silence and listening in their work, Glenn in Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence and Ratcliffe in Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness. The two also co-edited a collection on Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts.
To what extent are silence and listening effective rhetorical strategies for Clinton?