Bill Clinton came to visit the Fan District last night. The former president spoke to an overflow crowd on VCU’s campus. Of Clinton’s appearance, at Politico columnist Jonathan Martin writes: Sensing Democratic victory, Bill Clinton tonight urged party activists to work over the next three weeks not just for Barack Obama, but also to ensure that the […]
Bill Clinton came to visit the Fan District last night. The former president spoke to an overflow crowd on VCU’s campus.
Of Clinton’s appearance, at Politico columnist Jonathan Martin writes:
Sensing Democratic victory, Bill Clinton tonight urged party activists to work over the next three weeks not just for Barack Obama, but also to ensure that the party enjoys healthy majorities in the House and Senate.
The former president, making the second of two stops in this newly competitive state, cited polls showing Obama in the lead over John McCain but warned against complacency.
“’He’s going to win, I don’t have to give a lick,’” Clinton said at a floodlit rally in a courtyard on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, aping the voice of a Democratic activist. “He probably will win if you don’t give a lick, but if you don’t give a lick we won’t win the … congressional seats, we won’t win the Senate seats, we won’t win the governorships, we won’t have the chance to show America what will actually happen if he can implement his ideas.”
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WRVA-1140 AM reports:
The crowd was lined up around the block to see former President Bill Clinton campaign for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama at Virginia Commonwealth University Sunday night. The event was scheduled to start at 9:30pm but Clinton took the stage about an hour early.
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The Washington Post’s Tim Craig writes:
A decade ago, Virginia Republicans would joke that their easiest path to victory on Election Day was getting the Democrats to have President Bill Clinton campaign for them.
Virginia Democrats rarely obliged, but they still took a series of punishing defeats during the 1990s because many voters in southern and central Virginia had a decidedly negative impression of the former president.
Today, Virginia Democrats hope to turn that joke around on the GOP when Clinton holds rallies in Roanoke and Richmond in support of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Virginia Democrats say Clinton’s campaign swing through Virginia, which is aimed at voters in the largely rural and suburban Richmond and Roanoke television markets, underscores how the state’s political climate and the former president’s image have changed dramatically since he left office in 2001.
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