Seems fitting. Wet weather, meet wet blanket.
Hillary Clinton had to edit down her campaign speech in a hurry when the sky pelted the Democratic candidate and supporters with rain during a downpour in battleground Florida Saturday.
‘My friends you are a hardy bunch to stand out here in the rain,’ Clinton told her supporters as the sky opened up.
‘I don’t think I need to tell you all of the wrong things about Donald Trump,’ she said, merely glancing over the attacks on her rival that have become a central part of her closing argument to voters.
With only seconds to go before the candidate and her backers got even more drenched, Clinton honed her pitch down to being a president for ‘everybody’ – eventually breaking out into a huge smile as the rain kept coming
‘But here’s what I want you to remember, I want to be the president for everybody – everybody who agrees with me, people he don’t agree with me,’ she shouted and pointed, while the candidate and her backers got soaked.
As she delivered her record-beating summary of her pitch, members of the crowd covered their heads with ‘Stronger Together’ signs, then bolted as she cut short her remarks. Some had tried to exit earlier, but security officials denied them shelter in a press tent during an early shower.
That’s Hillary. Looking out for the plight of the common person. But maybe with the gurney and medical equipment, there really wasn’t enough room to let anyone in.
Probably the biggest shock of the rally is that it didn’t end like this: