It’s Valentines Day. Hillary will be in the most crucial state of the last election – OHIO. This November Democrats must win Ohio – not lose it.
Once again in 2008 Ohio will be crucial for Democrats. Ohio votes on March 4, 2008. This time we need a fighter who will not be swiftboated and someone who has been throughly vetted.
Hillary will be in Columbus, Ohio today. Give Hillary some love, Ohio. The event with Hillary will begin at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. (EST).
The event will be at the French Field House, 410 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, Ohion 43201. Map HERE.
Also, meet the first American in outer space to orbit earth – Senator John Glenn.
Those wishing to help with the event should go to the front door of the French Field House at 2:30 p.m (be prepared to volunteer from 2:30 – 7:00 p.m.) RSVP and information at Hillary Clinton – Columbus.
Hillary will also be in Lyndhurst, Ohio on Friday, February 15, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Astronaut and Senator John Glenn endorsed Hillary:
“With all of the challenges facing Ohio and America, we need a leader who can deliver real solutions on her first day in office,” Glenn said in a statement released by Clinton’s campaign.
“Hillary Clinton will immediately go to work turning around our economy and rebuilding the middle class. She has the strength and experience to take on the Republicans in November and win Ohio and the White House.”
In 1962, Glenn, a Marine pilot, was the first American to orbit the Earth, becoming an instant national hero. In 1998, shortly before retiring from Senate after 24 years, he became the world’s oldest astronaut, returning to space aboard the Shuttle Discovery at age 77.
The next president will face a mountain of challenges, including reining in deficit spending, managing U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, controlling illegal immigration and restraining the spiraling costs of Medicare and Social Security. And that’s just the start.
The 44th president should have a strong resume of government experience. When the nation’s voters go to the polls in November to choose that leader, the major-party candidates should be those who require the least on-the-job training. Of the contenders remaining in the Republican and Democratic races, the most experienced are Republican Sen. John McCain and Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton. [snip]
Clinton’s background also features years of public service. She has been in the Senate since 2001, winning election in New York as she was reaching the end of her time as the nation’s first lady. In addition to what sometimes was characterized as a co-presidency with her husband, during his two terms in office, she was first lady in Arkansas for 12 years.
She hopes to become the first woman to win a major-party presidential nomination. While her husband was president, she was one of the most politically involved first ladies in U.S. history. Her activism on a variety of issues earned her the kind of loyalty and opposition usually reserved for presidents.
In the Senate, Clinton serves on the Armed Services, Environmental and Public Works, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees as well as the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging.
Her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, has mounted an impressive campaign for the nomination, but Obama, who was an Illinois state senator before his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, lacks his rival’s experience.
Unlike some years, this year Ohio will be not be an afterthought in the presidential primaries. Though McCain’s lead is substantial, the Democratic race remains very close, so the Ohio vote on March 4 could be decisive.
Send Hillary some Valentines Day love: