Hillary opens her headquarters in Rhode Island today. Hundreds of people are expected to show, including her elected official supporters, who include Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts, and Providence Mayor David Cicilline. Of course, Patrick Kennedy will be nowhere in sight, as he is going with Obama. The only big name that is conspicuously absent is Jack Reed’s. From the Hillary for President Campaign:
The Clinton Campaign will officially open their Rhode Island headquarters, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 19, at 5:00 p.m. Hundreds of supporters from across the Ocean State will be joined by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Congressman Langevin, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Providence Mayor David Cicilline, and other elected officials at 175 Broad Street in Providence.
WHO: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Congressman Jim Langevin, Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, Providence Mayor David Cicilline, Other Elected Officials, Local Campaign Staff and Hundreds of Volunteers
WHAT: Official Headquarters Opening & Rally
WHERE: Hillary for Rhode Island Campaign Headquarters, 175 Broad Street, Providence, RI
DATE: Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
For more information, call 751-HILL (4455) or visit our website at www.hillaryclinton.com/rhodeisland.
As a feminist and realist, I admit to being partially swayed by arguments that Hillary is the better prospect for President. Obama has a lot of appeal, but his appeal borders on the romantic because it is based largely on people projecting what they want onto him. Obama is more of a blank slate than experience-heavy Clinton. He has captured the imagination of the American people, and this is a beautiful thing, but it may not be very practical when it comes to enacting a legislative agenda. Einstein believed that imagination is more important than knowledge and I tend to agree with him, but I also distrust romance and imagination — I know personally how misleading both can be.
As you can see, I am still in the process of making my final decision about which way to go on March 4. I appreciate the thought-provoking comments from both Obama and Clinton supporters.