GREENSBURG, Pa. 4:30 p.m. — Barely an hour ago, Hillary Clinton was less than 10 feet from me — me, two dozen other reporters, and no fewer than seven TV cameras on hand for a post-rally press conference. She defended her earlier remark to a Pittsburgh newspaper’s editorial board, referring to Barack Obama’s race-baiting Rev. Jeremiah Wright, that “he wouldn’t be my pastor.” And despite forecasts that Obama has already locked up the Democratic nomination, the former First Lady said she is determined to fight it out. “Let’s wait and see,” she said.
At the rally itself, Hillary was repeatedly cheered by a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,200 people as she delivered class-warfare populism that seems to go over like gangbusters in this Rust Belt region.
Some students here at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg were less impressed that Hillary had chosen a college campus as the site for a speech that focused largely on her plans for Social Security. “She didn’t talk about the [expletive] students,” said a UPG junior who wished to remain anonymous.
More on Hillary’s visit to Greensburg at The American Spectator online tomorrow.