President Clinton Gets Out the Vote with Joe Sestak at Bryn Mawr College
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – With just days before the Nov. 2 election, former President Bill Clinton urged students and supporters at Bryn Mawr College to do everything they can to Get Out the Vote for U.S. Senate candidate Joe Sestak, who has the plan Pennsylvania needs in the Senate.
“If you care about a real budget, if you want real healthcare, then you have to vote for Joe Sestak,” said President Clinton. “If you want clean energy and affordable education, then vote for Joe Sestak. There’s no problem that we can’t solve, and Joe Sestak knows this.”
President Clinton specifically took on claims by Joe’s opponent and other extreme tea party candidates that they would be the most responsible with our national treasure.
“These people who are presenting themselves as fiscal conservatives — they institutionalized debt for the first time,” said President Clinton, referring to candidates like Congressman Toomey, who voted for the Bush-era budgets that doubled our debt and approve of $700 billion in unpaid-for tax cuts for the ultra ritch. “Look at the real choices. Joe Sestak has a plan to create jobs.” The President specifically went on to cite Joe’s proposals for small businesses, including tax credits and loan guarantees.
“I would ask you to give your time and lots of it for the next five days to someone who actually believes” that we should put the middle class and small businesses first, not Wall Street or special interests, said Joe.
President Clinton praised Admiral Sestak, who served on his National Security Council in the White House, where he displayed his abilities as a problem solver who will work for practical solutions to difficult challenges.
With the polls showing a dead heat between Joe and his opponent, Congressman Toomey, President Clinton said now was the time for Pennsylvanians to stand up and fight to ensure that the candidate they elect Senator is one who will fight on behalf of Main Street and not Wall Street.
“You’ve got to do what’s right for your future,” said President Clinton. “You know this. You must vote and make sure everyone knows what you now know,” to make sure this is not a “fact-free” election.
The stop at Bryn Mawr College was one of a trio President Clinton and Admiral Sestak are making at Philadelphia-area schools today to help Get Out the Vote. The two will host a rally at Cheyney University this afternoon and another at Temple University this evening.
Earlier in the day, Joe greeted commuters at Philadelphia’s Market East Station and Reading Terminal Market and spoke with members of the Philadelphia Black Clergy. Later he visited seniors at the West Oak Lane Senior Center with Pennsylvania State Rep. Dwight Evans and spoke with first responders in Phoenixville.