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Clinton Rallies Obama Supporters in Suburbs

On the eve of the election, the President's reelection campaign deploys one of its primary weapons to a state that was regarded as 'safe' for the President six weeks ago.

Former President Bill Clinton traveled to Montgomery County on Monday afternoon, seeking to rally supporters of President Barack Obama less than 24 hours before polls open in a state that was once regarded as solidly in the President's column.

Clinton, arguably the speaking star of the Democratic National Convention last summer, was on a tour of the state that was scheduled to take him to Pittsburgh, Blue Bell, and Philadelphia the day after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rallied supporters in Bucks County.

An estimated 5,000 to 6,000 people, many shivering and standing close together for warmth, clustered into a grassy area outside the gymnasium of Montgomery County Community College.

"You're just standing out here in the cold. He's criss-crossed this nation," Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz said in introducing the president.

Ascending the dais to Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher," Clinton greeted the crowd, acknowledged local Democratic luminaries in attendance, and launched into his characteristically folksy oratory. He spoke for about 20 minutes.

"There are going to be a lot of important decisions in the next four years," Clinton said. "I want Barack Obama to be the 'Decider in Chief,'" invoking a description of the Presidency coined by Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush.

He credited Obama with "saving the U.S. auto industry" and said Romney had mischaracterized the auto bailout as an effort to export American jobs overseas.

"Who wants a president who will knowingly and repeatedly tell you something you know is not true?" Clinton asked, his voice occasionally becoming hoarse in the cold.

"When Governor Romney gets his hand caught in the cookie jar, he just digs down for more cookies," Clinton said.

Clinton was preceded at the rostrum by Schwartz, 6th District Congressional candidate Manan Trivedi, 8th District Congressional Candidate Kathy Boockvar, and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro.

Bertie Rustle November 06, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Yes, Romney was hugely successful at breaking companies, putting Americans out of work and making a tidy profit on that for himself and his partners. He turned the Olympics around how? With millions of tax dollars. TAX DOLLARS! That should be anathema to any And he left office in MA with a 34% approval rating. Have I mentioned that he strapped the family dog.to the roof rack in a cage for a long road trip? The poor animal was so traumatized that it's bowels let go and Romney only knew this because it began to flow down his windshield. We know this because he told us--he thought it was a funny anecdote that would humanize him. You've heard the expression it shouldn't happen to a dog? Well it did and that man thought it amusing...poor Seamus. I'm not thrilled with our choices tomorrow, but Mitt Romney lacks empathy, I see no love of his fellow man and worse than that I see a sea of people going to the polls willing to vote for him without a clue of what he stands for, what his plans are or what his actual record is. All they know is that they HATE Obama and most of them can't even articulate why. http://youtu.be/nY0M7IdNl7U
Wallst November 06, 2012 at 05:17 AM
What a bunch of wasted chatter. Obama wins no matter what anyone say's here. 4 more years.
Mr. Independent Voter November 06, 2012 at 05:36 AM
Romney paid ZERO taxes between 1996 and 2009, but we paid our share here. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html
MrBlue November 06, 2012 at 05:46 AM
I don't usually give advice to Republicans ( they are usually to busy taking to hear it anyway) but let me make an exception here. 1. All this ranting about Benghazi has gotten you nowhere... and makes you sound like a talk radio zealot. 2. You are fighting a losing battle by ignoring every electoral group except White men. Demographics are already killing you and its only going to get worse so pandering to xenophobes and racists is a recipe for failure 3. Your party is going to change or die so be prepared for those changes to start right after this election loss. Smart Republicans will start that process right away since they understand this... 4. Romney is going to lose this election by enough of a margin for it to be decisive... all indications point that way. If you're reading this and still think Romney is going to win, you're wrong, you're not thinking clearly and are ignoring clear indicators... why not prepare yourself for that fact. 5. Stop talking long enough to listen... the rest of the country thinks you are a little crazy and very rude. Shut up already, you lost! OK that's it but it would pay some people to heed this advice, the old GOP is history starting tomorrow.
Bill November 06, 2012 at 05:47 AM
Obama's Lies http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies
Bill November 06, 2012 at 05:49 AM
Lies During Fourth Year “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed.” Politifact.com “Mitt Romney raised nursing home fees eight times.” Politifact.com “Mitt Romney called the Arizona law a model for the nation.” Politifact.com “Planned Parenthood provides mammograms” Spero News “We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system” cbsnews.com Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video & demonstrations State Department “Mitt Romney Plans to fire Big Bird” Politifact.com “Under Gov. Romney’s definition … Donald Trump is a small business.” politifact.com Because of Obamacare, “over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.” politifact.com “I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration” abcnews.com
Bill November 06, 2012 at 05:51 AM
That's only the lies in the fourth year. Check the Rest http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies
Bill November 06, 2012 at 05:55 AM
It's the economy stupid 1.) Unemployed Americans since President Obama took office……Up by almost half a million people President Obama took office 2.) Unemployment rate is up by 3.4% or approx 60%. 3.) Long term unemployment is up by 87% since Obama took office 4.) Middle class income is down by $4,960.00 5.) Gas prices up 107% 6.) Home values down by 11% since Obama took office 7.) Worker health insurance costs up 23% since Obama took office 8.) Sending your kids to college since Obama was inaugurated….up 25% 9.) Americans living in poverty increased by 6.4 million since Obama took office 10.) Food stamp recipients increased by 46% since President Obama took office 11.) Consumer price index (inflation) is up 9.1% since Obama took office 12.) Federal debt is up 51% since Obama took office 13.) The United States ranked #1 in Global Competitiveness the day Obama walked into office. Since his inauguration….we have declined to #7
Bill November 06, 2012 at 06:04 AM
How long would a coach last for a philly team with a record like Obama's. Two years? Four years? Never 8 years. He would be pelleted with snow balls and BOOed off the field. Stop the party loyalty, and stop blaming others. Man up and do what is right for the countries survival. Good Night
Incognito November 06, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Romney is clearly desperate. Have you seen how many Romney ads there are? I haven't seen any Obama ads in the last few days, but wherever I go, there's another Romney ad. I can't seem to get away from them.
Incognito November 06, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Agreed.
David Powell (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 07:17 AM
Bob, the crowd estimate was provided to members of the press by college officials.
Richard Mercer November 06, 2012 at 09:47 AM
This is the slug that lied to his wife, his kids, the whole population of the USA and the US Senate about his womanizing and especially screwing around on the famous oval office desk. Yeah right, I belive absolutely every word and his sincerity on all things concerning OBAMA.
Richard Mercer November 06, 2012 at 09:54 AM
Can someone tell what would happen if a police officer saw a crime being committed and did nothing? Or was a fireman was told someone was going to burn a building and did nothing? Or that there would probably be people murdered if nothing was done and that president did nothing? Well, the first two would go to prison. But democrats would re-elect the third because we think he will change and we have plenty of men and women to scarifice for the Brotherhood....... Tell me this isn't true.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:01 AM
Romney: "Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China" Queue it up at 46 seconds and watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcZr0UtLgkI Jeep CEO: "Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-30/chrysler-ceo-reiterates-jeep-suv-production-will-remain-in-u-s-.html Now if anybody tries to tell you that Romney is not lying to you to sneak his way into office, there is your proof that he is lying. I can't break it down any more simply for people. Romney is a deceptive used car sales man. He will tell you whatever he thinks will get him what he wants. He tells the base that he is a extreme conservative and makes all the promises that the fringe extreme wants and then turns to the voters and says that he is a bi-partisan. These are not mutually inclusive positions. He is lying to somebody. Are you ready to risk if he is lying to you?
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:08 AM
I hope that I am not the only one who can picture this drunk guy Bill walking down the dark hall after this post; to his bedroom, worn through PJs falling half way down his butt and pumping one fist in the air while bouncing from one wall to the next. Pretty much personifying the conservative base.
robco November 06, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Colter95, Here's the reason that Romney will lose the 2012 presidential election. Ready, Aim, Fire....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLo0Jwj03JU No vitriol needed to understand right from wrong. For what it's worth, I've had business dealings with many Bain-style firms over my career. The partners, without exception, always spoke about maximizing their management fees and personal wealth as they sucked the life blood out of viable real businesses. This parasitic approach to business and profit is destroying the fiber of this country's industrial economy and the lives of the people who form its middle class. Spewing "facts" out of context is a waste of time. I'll have to put you in 'time out' if it continues.
Jack E. Martling November 06, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I used to like Clinton until I lost my job. I did some research and found that it was because Bill Clinton signed into law the NAFTA bill and the bill which granted China Most Favored Nation Status with the World Trade Orginaztion. Those two bills are responsible for the destrution of many good jobs here in this country. They shipped these jobs to low wage country's which also allow companies to pollute. Many Dems in both houses of congress along with Republicans alos voted for these bills. Clinton could have vetoed them but did not.
Easttown Guy November 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Barack Obama = Popular Kid in Class who wants to "win" the Class President Election but is too lazy to do the job once elected, then blames others when things don't get done or fall apart. You cannot be lazy and disengaged and be POTUS. There is much at stake here and having Bill Clinton call Romney a liar is comical and pathetic, very un-Presidential. How about having Clinton speak to BOs successes with true economic growth and job creation across all industries, not just the auto industry. It is very easy to bankrupt a company and walk away from liabilities, then declare success and a comeback using govt funds.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Too bad that you didn't provide any links to this "research" that you supposedly did, because just reading your post on its own, it reads as an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory. And let's be honest, with your user name, I am sure that I wasn't the only person expecting you to end all of that with "and Ba Ba Booey to ya all"
Watts November 06, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Oh, like he really looked "lazy" after Sandy hit. I have a feeling that there is a certain Republican governor of New Jersey and an Independent mayor of NYC who would vehemently disagree with you.
Easttown Guy November 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I based my comment on 4 years worth of "effort", not a single event. One photo op does not a President make. You or I could have walked the beach, hugged the victims then flown off to Vegas. Any drinking water in Staten Island yet? You or I could have evaluated the intel then held a press conference and COMMUNICATED with the American people about what happened at the Libyan Embassy. OBL is dead but Al Qaeda is alive and well and planning their next event.
James Kephart Jr. November 06, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Funny how the front page of the intel was all about the Clinton visit and on page two the article was all about who is going to pay for the added security for the Romney visit...
James Kephart Jr. November 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Kind of like GE didn't use our tax subsidies to buy windmill parts from China too!
Roy Martin November 06, 2012 at 08:15 PM
To all you who froze your butts off listening to that lying pants dropper..Go get a hot Wawa coffee. You need it!!!!
James Kephart Jr. November 06, 2012 at 08:21 PM
I guess you voted out of revenge like you saviour suggested? Who were you trying to get revenge on?
Becky Bingaman November 06, 2012 at 08:48 PM
VOTE!!!!
Watts November 06, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Warning: Republican desperation to steal Obama votes! This is for real, so anybody on Facebook or getting emailed instructions that appear to be a helpful hint to Democrats, this is a deception. Read on... http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/dont-pass-it-voting-booth-hoax-spreads-facebook-1C6884772
James Kephart Jr. November 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Only a moron would fall for that!
Watts November 06, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Actually, that is pretty craftily worded and based on a real voting anomaly in some states, only they give the opposite instructions. That was probably crafted from high up, because it had to be from somebody who had knowledge of the voter anomaly in advance.

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