COLLEGE PARK, Ga. – Who better to represent the Hillary Clinton campaign and motivate the electorate to get to the polls for the Georgia primary than her husband, the extremely charismatic former President Bill Clinton?
Secretary Clinton’s husband was greeted with uproarious applause at North Clayton High School in suburban Atlanta by a thundering throng of supporters in suburban Atlanta. Just before he came out, revered Congressman John Lewis, a longtime Hillary Clinton supporter, mentioned that he “spilled a little blood in Selma, Ala.” to help pass the 1965 Voting Rights Act, giving all Americans a right to participate in the Democratic process and thundered at the podium to extol the virtues of casting their votes.
Clinton implored voters to head to the polls early. But he also spoke about the Flint, Mich. Water crisis, economic stimulation that his wife would generate as president – and he also mentioned a famous North Clayton graduate: multiplatinum rapper 2 Chainz.
From then it was on to policy, speaking first about his wife’s plan to help students with debt.
“How crazy is this?,” he asked. “In the United States you can refinance your home mortgage if the interest rates go down, but you can’t refinance your college loans.”
He touched on the Flint water crisis, economic hardships in rural areas and national security.
“It’s a big mistake to do what the other party is doing and to demonize our fellow Americans who are Muslims,” he said. “Hillary said it’s dangerous, we need them.”
Interestingly enough, Clinton refrained from any attacks on Clinton’s opponent for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders.
The presidential primary for both parties in Georgia is coming up on Super Tuesday – March 1.