HARRISBURG, Pa. — Seven satellite TV trucks are parked in front of the Zembo Masonic Temple on Division Street, where Hillary Clinton will speak this afternoon at her last major rally before Tuesday’s crucial Democratic primary.
Judging from the most visible indicators — campaign yard signs — Pennsylvania’s capital city is a stronghold for Hillary’s opponent, and an Obama sign sits in front of the house directly across 4th Street from the Masonic temple.
Still, Hillary has plenty of staunch supporters here, including businesswoman Linda Crum, who sat in front of the temple waiting for the doors to open at 3:30 p.m., prior to the event timed to make 6 p.m. newscasts throughout the state.
“I think she probably has an excellent business sense, a very intelligent woman — certainly a force to be reckoned with,” said Ms. Crum, who said she’s undeterred by recent declarations by political analysts that it is mathematically impossible for the former first lady to win the Democratic nomination. “I think it’s going to be difficult, but you still need to support who you need to support… I’m a hard-core loyalist.”