The president of all Americans, even those who vote against me”: that is, on a positive note as Hillary Clinton on Monday launched the final day of campaigning before the vote on Tuesday, at the start of a journey of thousands of miles.
“I have work to do to pull the country together”, she recognized in the beginning of the day, on the tarmac of the regional airport of Westchester, not far from his home in Chappaqua, near New York.
She arrived at 10: 00 local all smiles on a beautiful fall morning, in a trouser suit red, in the middle of a conversation on his smartphone with his small-two year-old daughter, Charlotte.
Delivering his state of mind before boarding his plane, a Boeing 757 with a “H” and its slogan, “Stronger Together (stronger together), she was assured that she would work “until the last vote is counted”.
But in this day placed under the sign of the gathering, however, it has not been able to stop himself from accusing his opponent of having “exacerbated” the divisions within the United States.
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at the first step of his day, on the campus of the university of Pittsburgh, hundreds of people crowded against the barriers around the meeting in the open air, by 19 degrees Celsius.
“Hello, Pittsburgh!”, she started to 3.750 supporters, who had been able to spend time in security checks.
Disciplined, the candidate shall derogate from most of the discourse-type that has been adopted by the end of the campaign, and which lasts twenty minutes. “Tomorrow is the election, but this is only the beginning. We need to heal the country”.
However, it has a slight inset to the protocol going to shake hands with the curious gathered outside the meeting. “Excellent meeting with Pitt”, she said, surrounded by a mass of bodyguards and cameras. “It feels good”.
And the long procession —the police officers of the Secret Service, employees, a bus full of journalists— to leave pronto for the following three stages of the day, at a frenetic pace.
Hillary Clinton flew to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where Donald Trump threatens and fucks himself on Monday night. Then it will be back on the east coast, to Philadelphia, for a mass meeting in the evening with the couple Obama and singers Bruce Springsteen and Job Bon Jovi. And to close out the day, she made an appointment just before midnight of his supporters in Raleigh, North Carolina, before going to sleep in New York city in the middle of the night. More than 3,300 km in a day.
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The last few days have been “discouraging,” confides in the audience in Pittsburgh Rondha Young, notice black of 58 years. The rise in the polls for Donald Trump, the recovery of the case from the FBI… And his girl of 23 years wants to register the name of Bernie Sanders on the ballot.
But, “I resumed my forces”, she explains. And on Sunday, she wrote on her calendar the date of Wednesday: “Hillary Clinton is president”.
“It is time for a woman to be president,” she said. “We need someone with a mother’s heart to hear us with other countries”.
On the one hand, a girl takes hutch on a trash can to better see Hillary Clinton. His mother, Adriana Mata, explained that Hillary Clinton is the “only alternative of sound mind.”
It is certain that the democrat will win on Tuesday, but feared the reaction of the supporters of Donald Trump. “You lied to them, and the result will shock them. I think they still believe he has a chance.”
If Hillary Clinton is anxious, she does not show anything.
His team, eyes on the opinion polls, moreover, has not seen fit to complete in addition to measure its program in the last days as Donald Trump has done: it has only four meetings on Saturday and Sunday.
The candidate a democrat takes advantage of the rest of the reassuring presence of the faithful of the first hour aboard his plane. Maggie Williams, her chief of staff when she was First lady, traveling with her on Monday. This weekend, its close to Cheryl Mills, who served in that position at the State department, accompanied him also.