The LuLac Edition #3278, August 15th, 2016
Biden, in a very long speech said told the assembled multitude that Clinton had "grit, courage and determination to never, ever give up. "They deserve someone who not only understands them. They deserve someone who will be with them." Biden finally gave way to Clinton but those in the crowd did not seem to mind the colloquy of the hometown son who lived in Scranton until he was 10.
Clinton to a rousing round of applause spoke about her Scranton roots saying that the foundation of her middle class life came when her grandfather worked at Scranton Lace. After parrying with the crowd saying there might be some in NEPA toying with the idea of voting for Donald Trump, she said that “friends should let friends vote for Trump. Clinton then came after Trump by saying, "No matter what Donald Trump says, America is great and the American Dream is big enough for everyone to share in its promise."
The Democratic nominee also gave a well deserved shout out to the late Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty as well as his wife, Evie Refalko McNulty citing their friendship and support through the years. It was a nice touch since the late Mayor and I had a few conversations about what a visit to Scranton would look like by Clinton and Biden.
The Mayor was fond of saying that “Joe Biden was Scranton’s favorite son and that Hillary Clinton was her adopted daughter.
More than 3,000 people packing the venue (although talk radio yamerheads were spreading the bullshit that there were only 1500 people there) had to agree.
Closing arguments were this morning and the Jury came back around 9PM.
The sad part about this whole deal is that this didn’t need to happen,. The former Scranton Attorney was playing way out of her league when she tried a stunt like this. It pretty much broke down the façade created by a successful 2012 run for Attorney General. Now a former rising star in the Democratic party is a felon. While the jury deliberated, Hillary Clinton, one of her biggest supporters was in Kane’s backyard meeting the folks while Kane was pondering what might have been.