It has been my contention here that Hillary Clinton has displayed over and over again that her campaign is about the people. If you listen to Clinton speak, she reiterates through out her speeches that she’s listening to the people as she travels across the country. She’s listening, and she’s acting in her proposals on the issues that matter most to the people.
Today, the Clinton Campaign announced in a conference call that on Monday February 4, 2008, they will host “an unprecedented live webcast town hall with 21 Super Tuesday states participating simultaneously in the conversation by satellite.”
The event “will be the first time in presidential campaign history that voters in the Super Tuesday states can have their voices heard in a single national town hall.”
This is, in my opinion, a brilliant move on the part of the Clinton campaign to truly give people a chance to be heard. The live webcast, “called “Voices Across America: A National Town Hall” will be simulcast starting at 9 p.m. EST on hillaryclinton.com.”
“On Super Tuesday, millions of Americans will have an opportunity to have their voices heard in this important election,” said Hillary. “This national town hall will allow all voters to participate in the conversation that I began with the American public a year ago and discuss the issues that matter to them so they can be fully informed when they cast their ballot the following day. From a faltering economy to the many challenges we face abroad, Americans are ready for a president who will deliver the real solutions we need.”
The full scoop on the event is at HillaryClinton.com. You can submit questions for Hillary via a form on the website, a text message or a YouTube video. All of the details on how to submit a question are here.
I find this Clinton campaign event to be a stark contrast to the picture that Barack Obama attempted to paint of Clinton’s campaign today.
Hillary Clinton has shown that her campaign is indeed about the future and her campaign has shown a unique grasp of the power of the internet[s].
While Barack Obama was busy today in his speech that offered nothing more than attacks on Clinton, the Clinton campaign proved yet again that listening to the people is their number one priority.
It should be mentioned too, that Obama’s speech today also took a veiled dig at Bill Clinton, who interestingly was far too busy to today “promoting his wife’s candidacy” than to engage in the sort of politicking that Obama was engaged in today. More on that to come…
So, jump in readers and ask Hillary a question!
I had to laugh reading Al Giordano on The Field who totally misses the point of Clinton simulcast town hall — it’s simulcast and they are accepting questions online so people from all around the country can participate, whether they live in large cities or rural areas. Duh…
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