Hillary to Campaign for Obama Friday in Colorado

John McCain will campaign in Colorado Friday.

This just in: Hillary will be in Aurora (just east/southeast of Denver) to campaign for Sen. Barack Obama on Friday. Details to be announced.

Update: From Hillary's office:[More...]

On Friday, October 24, Senator Hillary Clinton will attend a “Pennsylvania Seniors for Obama” event hosted by AFSCME in Pittsburgh, PA followed by a “Change We Need” rally in Colorado.

On Saturday, October 25, Clinton will attend a rally for the Utah Democratic Party in West Valley City, UT followed by a “Change We Need” rally in Southland Park, NM.

Hillary Clinton will also travel to New Hampshire next week for events on behalf of Obama-Biden and Senate candidate Jeanne Shaheen.

On a related note, check out Hillary communication director Peter Daou's article this week on Huffpo on how the netroots have contributed to this election.

The 2008 election is a watershed and when my newborn daughter is old enough to understand, I'll share my pride (as fathers do) in the small part I played in a presidential race where two brilliant and dedicated Democrats, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, smashed through impenetrable barriers and changed the world.

I'll tell my daughter about the despicable ways women are treated across the globe and how she should fight every day of her life for fairness and dignity. I'll talk to her about the unspeakably ugly chapter in our history that so many brave men and women sacrificed their lives to bring to an end. Then I'll tell her where, when and how I cast my vote for President Obama, about the moment a thoughtful, decent and courageous man took the oath of office, when he reclaimed the White House, changed America, and when George W. Bush receded into that place in our minds where bad nightmares reside.

It's almost over and we're almost there. Just don't forget to vote.

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    What a gal. Working hard. (5.00 / 8) (#2)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:26:02 PM EST

    Good for Hillary (5.00 / 4) (#4)
    by robrecht on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:52:30 PM EST
    She's doing the right thing and is completely credible.  Very impressive.

    Although I fear her reward will (5.00 / 5) (#6)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:06:35 PM EST
    be in heaven, not on earth.

    Her reward will be No McCain, No How, No Way (5.00 / 0) (#12)
    by robrecht on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:35:57 PM EST
    ... and the opportunity to shape the Democratic legislative agenda more than anyone else over the next 4-8 years.  The Lion of the Senate can be a very powerful position, especially with a pliable executive.  If the Congress were ever to regain its true constitutional role, we would not need to worry about the executive so much.  I know, I know, not very realistic, but one can hope.

    I seriously doubt that she will have any (5.00 / 3) (#20)
    by hairspray on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 09:12:16 PM EST
    input on the Obama presidency and its policies.  It may be a matter of a parallel universe but if Hillary wants to fight hard for FDR like approaches and the Obama administration doesn't see it, there will not be any.  All this talk about Hillary being so powerful now that she almost made it, is just sweet talking.  Frankly I don't know why she is working so hard. I only just heard obama say for the first time about how important she had been while they were in Florida several days ago.

    She is working hard (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by samtaylor2 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 09:27:14 PM EST
    Because she wants to be able to put her ideas through the legislative process and get them passed and put into law.  You think someone like Hillary would be okay with sitting and doing nothing for 4 years of her life, because she lost one fight?

    I agree... (none / 0) (#23)
    by Thanin on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 09:30:05 PM EST
    this talk of Hillary being insignificant the next 4 years really insults and underestimates her.

    Just one little 'ole fight? Hardly! (none / 0) (#35)
    by hairspray on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 09:42:26 PM EST
    Radical Populist (none / 0) (#25)
    by robrecht on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 07:05:00 AM EST
    I'm not talking about influence on the Obama preidency--I'm sure you're right about that.  I'm talking about a much more unrealistic scenario in which the executive literally "executes" the will of the people as legislated by Congress.  This literal interpretation of the separation of powers was being weakened already during the 1st constitutional congress and of course has been further weakened by every administration ever since.  Maybe it was never a realistic or workable vision, especially since it was decided that the executive would be elected by a popular vote, well, almost.  The Electoral College closely mirrors Congress.  What if it was Congress?

    But the bottom line for me is that someone in Congress has to stand up to the executive some time.  There needs to be a populist showdown at times, ironically by someone who is not elected by the nation.  This was the failure of Hillary and the Democratic Senate in 2002 with AUMF in Iraq.  If indeed Hillary has learned from that vote, she will be in a better position to set a legislative agenda from a position of power that is not dependent upon an executive.  Pretty radical, huh?


    You really need to read what Joe Wilson said (none / 0) (#36)
    by hairspray on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 09:49:25 PM EST
    about Obama and Hillary on the AUMF vote and stop using it like they did at DKOS to prove that she was unfit to lead. He wrote an excellent OP-ED piece in the NYT last Spring.

    you keep repeating this (none / 0) (#26)
    by dws3665 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 09:21:06 AM EST
    and it keeps making no sense. Is there a politician out there with a bigger public profile than HRC? One who can generate media coverage in the blink of an eye?

    You can dismiss it as "sweet-talking" all you want, but that just reveals a fundamental misunderstanding of where political power comes from. Only part of it is the office you hold.

    Why do you think Obama says she is important? Because she IS!


    And how's it going with her (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by nycstray on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 12:20:03 PM EST
    HOME proposal? Her fight against HHS and their proposed changes to birth control? Etc? Nada from Obama. Media? Other congressional support?

    She'll fight, will anybody listen?


    Portions of this AP (none / 0) (#30)
    by oculus on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 12:37:18 PM EST
    article give me hope, though, as to mortgage refinancing:

    How about (none / 0) (#31)
    by dws3665 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 02:45:08 PM EST
    we wait until after, you know, the election before we declare legislation ideas to be DOA.

    How about it could be too (5.00 / 2) (#33)
    by nycstray on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 04:23:33 PM EST
    late?! People are losing their homes NOW. The Bush Admin wants to rewrite the birth control issue NOW. How about, ya know, we expect our Democrats to act like Democrats and hold their feet to the fire when they don't like, ya know, NOW?!

    fair enough (none / 0) (#34)
    by dws3665 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 at 12:58:16 PM EST
    But people have been losing their homes for some time now. The crisis didn't begin 3 weeks ago. The HOLC proposals have not been brought up during an active session of Congress, technically speaking. I do understand your point that now may not be the time for such technicalities; however, there's a presidential election going on, and reality being what it is, politicians are not going to ignore that fact.

    2016 (none / 0) (#7)
    by Thanin on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:09:04 PM EST
    I don't think so, but, then again, (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:20:06 PM EST
    Dianne Feinstein may run for Governor of California.

    Never count out a Clinton. (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by Thanin on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:36:27 PM EST
    Gavin Newsome is probably out (none / 0) (#10)
    by MKS on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:30:31 PM EST
    and that would leave LA Mayor Villaraigosa.

    Working hard is (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by mg7505 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:22:47 PM EST
    what workhorses do. She campaigned for Al Franken yesterday at the University of Minnesota. Some family members attended, and said it was amazing. Apparently they're mobilizing 77,000 volunteers -- a slap right back at the GOP, who held their free-speech-violating, police-violence-employing, outright-lying convention in Mpls/StPaul.

    You know (5.00 / 6) (#3)
    by zvs888 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:47:12 PM EST
    The only 3 Democrats who seem to be on message nowadays are Obama and the Clintons.  This week has been gaffe central among the rest, we've got Murtha, Kerry, Biden, Frank all making pretty dumb statements the past week.

    At least 3 of them have their heads down focused on the win.

    No gaffe from Biden (none / 0) (#14)
    by vml68 on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:48:47 PM EST
    According to Obama that was "rhetorical flourish"!!!

    Ha. WBRM (5.00 / 2) (#16)
    by oculus on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:57:46 PM EST
    Classic 2008 Definitions... (4.40 / 5) (#24)
    by marian evans on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 11:05:20 PM EST
    Gaffe = rhetorical flourishes

    Foreign policy experience =
    (a) anything one can see from one's house; or
    (b) some years spent overseas as a small child

    Racism = anything the Obama campaign says is not OK

    Sexism = anything the Obama campaign says is OK

    Maverick = cr*pped on by one's own party

    Washington outsider = clueless

    Policy positions = being against it before you were for it



    That made me chuckle. (none / 0) (#18)
    by Thanin on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 08:27:43 PM EST
    Poor Peter. The most hated diarist on (5.00 / 2) (#5)
    by Teresa on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 06:53:28 PM EST
    other blogs this primary season. I guess he is welcome again. He's a good advocate I think.

    Hillary is going to West Valley City, Utah? (5.00 / 0) (#11)
    by MKS on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:31:23 PM EST
    That is dedication.....

    i know (none / 0) (#27)
    by dws3665 on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 09:21:46 AM EST
    my thought exactly: UTAH?!?!?

    My daughter is in Iowa and just voted for Obama!! (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by barryluda on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 08:23:45 PM EST
    She just turned 18 and it's her first time.  Not only did she vote early, she said she dragged her three roommates with her to vote for Obama too.

    I'm so proud of her.

    NPR did a series on the few women who (5.00 / 4) (#21)
    by hairspray on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 09:19:30 PM EST
    have run for president. I heard the report on Margaret Chase Smith, but missed the one on Shirley Chisholm.  Both women were laughed at and dismissed by the media. Of course their parties didn't take them seriously at all.  Women don't seem to get the mentoring like we saw with Obama.  Suddenly there were dozens of important men who thought Obama was one in a million.  Will anyone believe that about a woman? Would that happen with a woman with 2 years in the senate?  

    I'm still hoping that Markos, Arianna and others (5.00 / 1) (#28)
    by kempis on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 09:37:09 AM EST
    whose blogs led the charge against the evil, conniving, racist Hillary Clinton will apologize for vilifying her relentlessly, to the point of incessantly proclaiming that she was going to "steal the election!" or that she even wanted Obama to be assassinated in June <insert crazy, googly-eyed emoticon>.

    Those people will never again have any credibility whatsoever as far as I'm concerned.

    Great Job, the blogs (4.15 / 13) (#19)
    by koshembos on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 08:30:18 PM EST
    Obama is still an enigma, campaign rhetoric notwithstanding. The pretend liberal blogs turned sexist and not Democratic or democratic. Obama was on the way to a loss when the financial collapse buried McCain up to his neck and Obama himself suddenly recalled his Democratic roots. Finally, we had one excellent candidate but she was verbally raped. We had a mediocre candidate; he won.

    So much for the blogs that played a major role in this travesty.

    Obama here on Sunday... (none / 0) (#15)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 07:51:39 PM EST
    ...at Civic Center Park.  No Bronco's game to distract from his appearance and a lovely Fall day is in the forecast.  

    Much props to (none / 0) (#32)
    by JThomas on Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 03:28:31 PM EST
    Hillary for her yeoman's work on the campaign trail. She is really hitting it hard from the looks of that schedule.

    Thanks, Bill and Hillary Clinton!
    Together, we will get this done and turn the page on a sorry chapter in America's history.