Touting his wife’s plans for improving Obamacare, providing free education and the economy, former U.S. President Bill Clinton rallied a crowd at Montgomery County Community College.
Even before he began, he was greeted by fans screaming “We love you Bill!” Many of his points were met with loud cheers, but mostly the crowd kept quiet in order to follow his often-rambling speech.
He painted a positive picture of America and the direction it’s going in. But, he cautioned, the country needs a clear plan.
Hillary Clinton has one.
She will work to help small businesses afford Obamacare and to provide a public option for healthcare, Bill Clinton said.
He talked about her education policy, which will provide free college education for students whose families make less than $125,000.
The Democratic Presidential Nominee wants to lower taxes for companies helping America, and raise them for those hurting the country’s economy by taking jobs elsewhere, Bill Clinton said.
His wife, he asserted is even better qualified than he was when he ran for office.
“It matters if you have ideas that make common sense and can really get something done,” he said.
He also spoke to his wife’s character.
That campaign motto of hers, “Stronger Together,” is no joke to Bill Clinton.
“That slogan is not just about politic, it’s about a way of thinking and a way of living,” he said.
“I’m proud of the fact that Hillary is the first candidate to speak out against discrimination against American Muslims,” he said later to applause.
The idea of Hillary Clinton being the candidate that will unify the country was one he repeated in his speech.
“I want you to vote for her because she has a plan for an inclusive society; to protect labor rights and not break them; to be sensitive to everybody who lives in this society and not make fun of them,” he said later.
He expressed his pride when she told him to go campaign in West Virginia for her, telling him to instruct the crowd that even though they weren’t going to support her – she would fight for them if elected.
“And that’s the candidate I prefer,” he told the crowd.
One of the great things about Hillary Clinton, according to Bill Clinton, is her ability to work with Republicans and Democrats alike. That makes her suited to attack the “political gridlock” in Washington, D.C.
Voting for Hillary Clinton lets voters do three things, Bill Clinton said:
“A. Elect a president who has good ideas and B. has a record of getting things done with Republicans and Democrats and Congress and C. has the understanding to let us grow enough to give us safety enough and space enough to lead the rest of the world in all this turmoil.”
For Clinton, the case for his wife was best summed up by a quote from a friend of his: “If you don’t want someone to drive a truck off a cliff do not give him the keys.”