Bummer. Clinton Stumps in Detroit– To Half-Empty Gym
UPDATE: Here’s a photo of the half-empty gymnasium.
Notice the empty bleachers.
Hat Tip M. McConnell
Bummer. Bill Clinton went to Detroit to campaign for democrats today.
The gym was only half full.
The Detroit News reported:
The U.S. is on its way to financial recovery but Democrats must show up at the polls Nov. 2 to prevent further economic strife, former president Bill Clinton told a rally in Detroit today.
Clinton said the GOP is motivating voters by blaming Democrats for a recession he said was brought about by the Bush administration. Republicans say “we gave them 21 months to dig out of this hole we dug,” Clinton said at Renaissance High School on the west side.
“We’re not out of the hole because it was a very deep hole,” Clinton said. “Don’t shoot yourself in the foot.”
Clinton, who campaigned in the battleground state of Florida earlier this week, is popular in Detroit and trying to fire up the party base in Michigan today with stops today in Detroit, Ann Arbor and Battle Creek.
But he began his speech just before 3 p.m. in a high school gym that was less than half full. The appearance was in support of gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero, shown in most polls to be trailing Republican candidate Rick Snyder by 20 percentage points.