Though she was criticized by many at the time for not accepting her loss to Barack Obama sooner, Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her persistence in last year’s primaries.
Hutchison and Clinton were speaking at an event at the Women’s Museum in Dallas.
“I think the most incredible thing I saw in you during this period was your ability to keep a happy face, a confident face when you were getting so many disappointments,” Hutchison said.
“It is the hardest thing for us to do, to just be completely devastated and never let it show on your face and that is what you did. It is a great example for everyone.”
Hutchison said Clinton’s persistence in the Democratic primary is why she now has her current gig.
“It was that incredible ability to lose, get over it, help the president of your party win and put your heart into it and win, which you did, and that character is why you’re Secretary of State today,” Hutchison said.