Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bill Clinton coming to Pottstown

Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to visit Pottstown on Thursday, March 27, presumably to campaign for his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

I was hoping we'd get Chelsea Clinton instead.

With five weeks left until Pennsylvania's April 22 primary, don't be surprised if Hillary Clinton herself pops into Pottstown for a visit.

No details yet on the time and place of Bill Clinton's campaign event in Pottstown, but it will be one of several stops scheduled Thursday as the former president criss-crosses the Keystone State trying to rally support for Hillary.

In addition to Pottstown, Bill Clinton is slated to visit Reading, State College and Harrisburg on the same day.

If you can't wait to see Hillary Clinton in person, she will be on the other end of Montgomery County Monday. Mrs. Clinton is scheduled to visit Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell for a "Pennsylvania Women for Hillary" event.

The public is invited. Doors for the 1:15 p.m. speech in the Recreation Facility Gym open at 11:30 a.m. and the event will last until 2:45 p.m.

Barack Obama appears to have written off Pennsylvania. He has no scheduled visits to the state this week. Last I heard, Obama was in Oregon.

It's a shame that the Illinois senator is giving up on the Keystone State. A win here would cripple Hillary Clinton's chances for the nomination.

There's only 8 states left and Pennsylvania is the biggest electoral prize. Obama has to prove he can win in big industrialized states if he wants to persuade those superdelegates that he can go all the way in Novemember.

Reporter Michael Hays has a full story in Monday's edition of The Mercury.

And if you want a chance to vote in the Clinton/Obama contest, today is the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania or to change your party affiliation to cast a ballot in the Democratic Primary. Find out more on The Mercury's Web site.

1 comment:

rich said...

I will make sure I won't be in Pottstown this Thursday because the last person I want to see face to face is Bill Clinton! Also, if 'Hillarious' comes in the future I will stay out of town then, too. I rate these two right up there with Ted Kennedy, Jess Jackson, and Al Sharpton as people whom I cannot stomach!