Hillary Rallies in Philadelphia
Fresh off an important victory in New York, Clinton now set her sights on Pennsylvania’s April 26th primary.
And she brought out a big gun to help her out.
Senator Bob Casey Jr. introduced her, speaking for only about 5-10 minutes, but said he could’ve gone on for hours about the former Secretary of State.
His two main points were that Hillary would increase incomes for the lower class, bring down the student debt burden, and most importantly, was by far the best leader for a dangerous world.
And then Hillary herself came on stage, and immediately began thanking some of Philadelphia’s big names, including former Mayor Michael Nutter and Congressman Bob Brady.
She started off by describing her Pennsylvania roots, which included her father who was from Scranton, and talked about summers spent there. She also pointed out that her son-in-law is from Philadelphia.
Then she went straight into the stump speech, and she came out firing on every issue. Unlike the fervor on the other side of the aisle, Hillary refused to attack her primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders.
She did however take shots at Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and even former President George W. Bush.
“The economy does better with Democrats,” she asserted. “President Obama does not get the credit he deserves for getting out of the debt that Republicans gave us.”
Hillary moved on to other issues, including protecting Planned Parenthood, and ensuring a woman’s right to choose.
She moved onto the Affordable Care Act, where she explained, “not only do I want to defend the ACA, I want to expand on it. I want to lower copays, lower deductibles and lower prescription drug costs.”
She then referenced her event earlier that day, in which she talked with a couple parents who had lost their children to gun violence.
“Guns kill 33,000 a year. If there was a disease that was killing 33,000 a year, we would all be working together to find a cure.”
For her final issue, she decided to mock Trump and Cruz for their lack of foreign policy experience and expertise.
Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim emigrants drew lots of boos from the crowd, to which Hillary laughed. For Cruz, she pointed to how dangerous his idea to have police patrol Muslim neighborhoods would be, quoting the NYC police commissioner, “Ted Cruz has no idea what the heck he is talking about.”
The crowd roared when they heard that, and Hillary ended the speech by exclaiming that “our best days are most certainly ahead of us.”
At the exits, Bernie Sanders supporters chanted “Feel the Bern”, to the dismay of many Clinton supporters.
However, Pennsylvania may not be feeling the Bern come April 26th. Clinton has a 13 point lead according to the latest Monmouth Poll.