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Former first lady's daughter makes last plea for votes

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Chelsea Clinton addresses a crowd of listeners Monday afternoon in Brazil, stumping for her mother, Sen. Hillary Clinton who is running for president of the United States.
Just one day before the Indiana Primary, Clay County residents received a special treat as former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton visited the city.

Clinton was in Brazil Monday stumping for her mother, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), who is one of two Democratic presidential candidates on the ballot today, the other being Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Clay County Democratic Chairperson Joe Broyles introduced both Clinton and Miss Indiana, Brittany Mason, who opened the event.

"She's the one I've personally admired since I was a little girl," Mason said of Hillary Clinton. "I think it's time Indiana makes its voice heard."

Chelsea Clinton then took the microphone.

"I hope you all get out (Tuesday)," she said. "And I'm here to answer any questions."

Clinton began Monday talking to a large audience regarding public education reform. She then started taking questions from the audience and encouraged them to visit her mother's website.

One person in the audience asked her why she believed her mother would make a better president than her father.

"Well, hopefully that means you thought my dad (President Bill Clinton) was a good one and I agree," Clinton said, adding she believed her mother was better prepared for the job.

Clinton then began discussing her mother's healthcare proposals, saying she believed her mother had learned quite a bit since proposing universal healthcare during Bill Clinton's presidency.

"It's more politically achievable," Chelsea said of her mother's current proposals. "It really matters to me that my mom is still fighting for universal healthcare."

One audience member asked Clinton what her mother planned to do regarding the escalating gas prices.

Chelsea said her mother believed a short-term goal would be to implement a gas tax holiday. However, she said her mother had long-term goals regarding dropping the country's dependence on foreign oil.

"This is important for our pocket books and our security," she said. "But we need emergency relief now."

Another audience member told Clinton she believed her mother would be the "greatest president of all-time."

"Tell your dad and mom, he was great, but she'll be the greatest," the resident said as Clinton agreed.

Clinton also described her mother's proposal for keeping manufacturing jobs here in the Indiana and the country.

"We have to make it more affordable for our manufacturers to stay here," she said.

She said her mother would also tackle border security if elected president.

"We don't know who or what is coming into our country," she said. "We need a president who understands absolutely that we need to do something about immigration."

Clinton was also asked about her mother's proposal to end the War in Iraq. Recently, Sen. Clinton has said she would begin pulling troops out of Iraq 60 days into her administration if she were elected.

On Monday, Chelsea said her mother's military advisors believe that is possible.

"My mom has said she would end the war yesterday if she could," Chelsea said. "We must take care of them."

After taking the final question, Clinton urged the crowd to get out and vote Tuesday.

"I hope you all vote for my mom," she said.

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Wouldn't you think that a responsible person who was going to make a decision to vote for war, would at the very least read all of the intelligence reports? If a person does not trust someone (in this case the Bush administration), you would think that they (Hillary Clinton) would do everything in their power to confirm the information given to them. Yet Clinton did not bother to read the intelligence reports before putting American citizens' lives in danger (over 4,000 American soldiers dead) as well as the innocent Iraqi children who died. We have spent over $3,000,000,000,000 so far and counting. There is experience and then there is good experience and from what the record shows, Clinton does not have any true experience and some of the experience that Hillary takes responsibility for, is not good or fabricated. It is just common sense to read all information before making decisions (especially ones that involves American lives).


-- Posted by FellowAmerican on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 4:03 AM

for the past 40 years , no one running for president has came to Indiana. guess they didn't care or need our vote. But now when we are needed for The vote and trust me that is all we are to them. We open our arms to them maybe it's good business for us, they do have to eat, sleep, and maybe even buy a t-shirt ( where the hell is Brazil or Greencastle Indiana.) Who is the better of the evils? it's about them not us!

-- Posted by victory on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 2:42 PM

Guess she had the day off work again... Seriously, has she ever been employed?

-- Posted by clearwat on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 4:29 PM


-- Posted by Michele1953 on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 9:10 PM

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