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January 06, 2008

Hillary Imports Supporters To Fluff Up Her Rally

Christina Bellantoni of the Washington Times was struck by the attendance of far more Hillary supporters at a NH rally than there had been for Obama the day before.

Some of the folks said they were out-of-staters who had been contacted by Hillary's people to come show their enthusiasm in Nashua.

She started to say she was impressed by "the numbers of people who have come on their own from New York" and was interrupted by wild cheers.

On their own?

When the event ended I talked to some of the out-of-staters, including Julia Fuchs, 65 and a recent graduate student. She was about to board one of the [chartered] buses back to New York after spending two days in the Granite State for Clinton.

"We are crazy about her. We came here to stump for her, they told me where to go," she said. "The campaign paid for everything."[emph. mine]

Help me out here...does this kind of maneuver actually sway anybody?

Don't miss the reader comments at the bottom of the article.

Thanks, again, to genghis, and to larwyn.


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