Aiken, SC (WJBF) – Former President Bill Clinton was in Aiken Friday today rallying up supporters for his wife’s campaign.
‘Fighting for US’ was printed on signs hundreds of supporters were holding as the former president stepped onto the Aiken High School stage to talk in support of his wife, Hilary Clinton.
“We never stopped being great. We stopped being whole,” Clinton told the crowd.
“Making America Whole Again”. That’s the message Clinton wrapped his speech around when talking about why voters should elect Hillary Clinton into office.
“Her premise is, if you want everybody in the picture, we’ve got to have shared economic prosperity built on true equal opportunity. We’ve got to have a society that is inclusive, too, where everybody feels at home. To do that, we have to have inclusive politics where every voice is heard,” the former president continued.
Clinton shared his wife’s plan to create more jobs, lower the prison population, and send people to college debt-free. “Instead of building walls, Hillary said we should tear down barriers…economic and non-economic barriers, and build ladders of opportunity and empowerment.”
President Clinton talked about how South Carolina has set an example for the rest of the country. “What’s the great gift South Carolina has given to America in the last few months? When those people were slaughtered in that church in Charleston, and that congregation lived its faith by forgiving that deeply troubled young man who never should have had a gun in the first place.”
He calls his wife a change maker, saying everything she touches…she makes better, and that’s why he’ll be voting for her.
“What we have to do in this country, and what the whole election, is about is to extend the possibilities of the modern world to everybody and to minimize the pain to put every single American that was painted in the picture at the State of the Union, so we can all rise together.”
The polls open at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning for the South Carolina Democratic Primary.
If you plan to vote Saturday, you can find your polling place here.
Aiken, SC (WJBF) – In less than 24 hours, Democrats in the Palmetto State will head to the polls.
They will cast their votes for the person they want to be the party’s nominee for President of the United States.
On the ballot are Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
Mrs. Clinton’s campaign is getting some help from her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
Former President Clinton is appearing at the “Get Out The Vote” rally at Aiken High School.
He is a tool for her campaign that her competitor does not have.
Former President Clinton is expected to speak at the school to persuade voters to choose his wife during Saturday’s Democratic primary.
He has been on his wife’s campaign trail rallying support for her for more than a month. Most major polls have Clinton winning the Palmetto State primary.
The chair of the Aiken County Democratic Party, Harold Crawford, says, having a former president is a big advantage for his wife, looking to return to the White House. “I think, when it comes to having a surrogate like a former president, it is a tremendous leg up. That said, you have to go the individual voters and see how they feel about the candidate and the candidate’s surrogates.”
Coming up on WJBF News Channel 6 at 5pm, we’ll let you know what Bill Clinton said at the rally.