In light of Senator Clinton’s announcement that she’s in the 2008 presidential race, I wanted to share with readers some details of her trip to Newport Beach in October 2005. There was a reception at a private residence that was attended by hundreds of people.
The Senator came out and spoke to the crowd about the worsening conditions in Iraq and the lack of communication and cooperation with the conservative Republicans in the White House and in the majority in the Congress. She asked us to make our voices heard in Washington. Her speech was excellent. Her comments were warmly received.
The largest ovation of the night occured when a young lady in the crowd yelled, “Let’s hear it for our next president.” Mrs. Clinton flashed a big smile and the crowd roared with approval. Imagine. Cheers and calls for “Clinton for President” here in the Red County.
While Mrs. Clinton isn’t a liberal by liberal standards, she is by those who consider themselves conservatives. Her senate record has been excellent despite being in the minority and she has a record of working across the aisle. She will be a formidable presidential candidate.