Posted: 4:37 pm Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
A day after President Obama went to the Tar Heel State to help shore up support for Democrats in November, Hillary Clinton arrived for her own visit on Thursday, trying to spur higher turnout among minority voters in North Carolina, as she once more argued that Donald Trump is not fit to be Commander-in-Chief.
“You may have noticed that President Obama was in Chapel Hill yesterday – he’s coming back to North Carolina tomorrow,” Clinton said. “I’ll tell you what, I’m ready to grab that baton,” as she vowed to defend advances during the past eight years.
“I spent four years working with him, I call him my partner and my friend,” Clinton said. “I am ready to defend and build on the progress of his eight years in the presidency.”
Clinton also took time to work in some lines about the World Series champs – the Chicago Cubs.
Clinton: The Cubs winning the World Series was historic and “maybe we’ll see even more history made in a few days” https://t.co/AcDoDPwoX9
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 3, 2016
“You know, the last time the Cubs won (in 1908), women couldn’t vote,” Clinton said. “I think women are making up for that in this election,” as the crowd cheered.
Clinton then switched over to a speech that she brought out on Wednesday in Arizona and Nevada, in which she rattled off a host of arguments as to why Donald Trump should not be elected President.
“Imagine what that will be like,” Clinton said of a Trump victory next week, “to have him in the Oval Office.”
“Is this someone we want to put in charge of our military?” Clinton asked, getting a resounding, “No!” from the crowd.
A new one with five days to go. Clinton says she's not playing the "woman card," she's playing the "family economics card."
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 3, 2016
As Clinton was speaking, Donald Trump arrived at his own rally in North Carolina; the polls have closed in that state – one of many key battlegrounds next Tuesday.
The polls have been all over the place in recent days, making it hard to figure out which way North Carolina is going.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.