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skipos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 05:50 PM
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Dillard crowd waits for Bill Clinton
Dillard crowd waits for Bill Clinton
by Michelle Krupa, The Times-Picayune
Friday February 08, 2008, 1:56 PM

A small but devoted crowd still was gathering around 9:30 a.m., Friday, at a Dillard University chapel to see former President Bill Clinton, who is expected to arrive within the hour to campaign on behalf of his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination and a candidate in Saturday's primary.

The visit is slated as the first of five political stopovers by Clinton during a 12-hour swing through the Bayou State. The former president also is expected to headline events in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Monroe.

As campaign workers distributed blue campaign posters to the crowd, the buzz was rising through Dillard's Lawless Chapel. Lined up in pews were about 200 die-hard supporters, as well as undecided voters interested in how Clinton would pitch his wife's candidacy.

But with the chapel still only three-quarters full, the scene showed a marked contrast from Thursday's visit to New Orleans by Sen. Barack Obama, who drew more than 3,500 people to a packed rally at Tulane University. Several attendees at the Dillard event said they wished Hillary Rodham Clinton had not sent a surrogate to the campus that took on several feet of water during Hurricane Katrina.

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http://www.nola.com/elections/index.ssf/2008/02/dillard...
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 05:52 PM
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1. I guess the people agree that the best way to meet the people is in person
and not staring at them through their television screens during a debate.
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thunder rising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 05:52 PM
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2. 200 die-hard supporters ... congrats
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-08-08 06:03 PM
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3. and Dullards to boot.
sorry, Dillardians. :blush:
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