April 21st, 2008
11:00 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton makes closing argument in Scranton

 Clinton began the day in Scranton.
Clinton began the day in Scranton.

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton called on supporters here in Northeastern Pennsylvania to spend the next hours volunteering, door knocking, calling undecided voters - anything to drive the vote out in tomorrow’s primary.

“People are looking at Pennsylvania,” she told a Scranton audience who interrupted her with chants of “one day to victory.” “All of my plans and all of the hard work that I am offering to make it possible for us to once again to see results of presidential leadership that makes a difference in the lives of Americans can’t happen unless we win, and that’s where each and every one of you come.”

Throughout the Pennsylvania campaign, Clinton has talked at length about her family roots in Scranton and even touched on them in a statewide television ad. Her connection to this region, along with Pennsylvania’s blue-collar core, has made her the favorite in Tuesday’s contest.

Despite her edge, Camp Clinton argues a win here would be a strong rebuke of Sen. Barack Obama given that he is outspending her on television by a wide margin and has spent a considerable amount of time criss-crossing the state.

“If you were to hire a president, you’d ask a lot of hard questions, wouldn’t you? That’s what I believe each one of us who is running should answer, that’s why I’ve been very specific in this campaign … I don’t want you to take a leap of faith or have any guess work, we’ve had enough of that,” she said. “Some people say yes we can, but that doesn’t mean we will, I believe we will.”

Obama routinely uses the phrase “yes we can” at campaign events.

Clinton heads to events in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg before ending the day with a rally in Philadelphia.

soundoff (188 Responses)
  1. Bob

    Since Hillary is so good with guns, maybe she can join the Marine Corp and train as a sniper. Just an alternative way for her to serve America because she will not serve as Commander in Chief. Not this year or the next, or the next etc........

    April 21, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  2. D.Kimbro OHIO

    Where is the money owed to the vendors here in Ohio. Great job of lying to still the primary and keeping all the people who helped you waiting to be paid. This is a travesty.. I see how she got nine million in the hole. What a joke. We don't need this lady in the white house.

    April 21, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. jim in pennsylvania

    please pennsylvania voters
    i beg you to end this disaster

    April 21, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. PA

    ****************************************************************************

    I AM VOTING FOR OBAMA TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

    ****************************************************************************

    April 21, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Colleen McCloskey

    this stuff is comical – i figured something – voters – the majority of US – has no time to blog- they are too busy working – serving – healing - you people have for obama need this stuff – get on with life – vote hillary for the rest of us hard workers that know we will have financial, health and international safety with her at the helm

    April 21, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  6. Colleen McCloskey

    thank you pete and BJ – finally some sanity and clarity out there.

    April 21, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  7. Ferns

    Appeal to all in PA......show us all your intelligence...
    Please get Hillary off the Political stage tommorow

    .......I see one hand waving from the muck !! Bye Hillary you have stooped too low for my vote....

    April 21, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  8. Phil Newton Murphy, Oregon

    It's over.

    Obama 08!

    April 21, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  9. Carolina

    If Danika can WIN a race by 6 SECONDS....

    Hillary can win by ONE vote. None of this nonsense of
    winning by a wide margin. They are trying to limit her.

    April 21, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. maloney

    If you have heart pain you go to an experienced cardiologist, not to a PCP, Hillary is the cardiologist.

    April 21, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. Elisabeth

    The votes in Flodrida and Michigan has to be counted!

    April 21, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Christine Pereira

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DO NOT GIVE UP
    PRESIDENT FOR 2008

    April 21, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  13. Jenette

    I am a Obama supporter and I think its time for us to learn from our past, that we can no longer pretend not to see the things that go on around us. I know that having someone on the front line, that's been in my shoes, that has been 50 dollars away from not having a place to live or food to eat, not able to get the medical or dental insurance needed to take care of yourself in order to take care of your household. We need a president that is for all the people, not just the rich or poor, but someone that is for all those that fall between the two. when we talk about having experience in foreign affairs, we know that this is more personality, likeability, and the ability to negotiate and maintain our obligations both here and abroad, someone that can inspire people to come together for a common goal. lets not miss this opportunity for real change for America.

    April 21, 2008 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
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