Hillary Clinton Booed at NH Democratic Dinner
Hillary Clinton was booed the largest political dinner in New Hampshire history, Jay Newton-Small reports for TIME’s Swampland.
If the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s 100 Club dinner is any bell weather — Barack Obama will handily win here. When Obama, the dinner’s last speaker, took the stage the crowd surged forward chanting “O-bam-a” and “Fired Up, Ready to Go!” So many people pressed toward the stage that an announcer asked people to “please take their seats for safety concerns.”
By comparison Hillary was twice booed. The first time was when she said she has always and will continue to work for “change for you. The audience, particularly from Obama supporters (they were waving Obama signs) let out a noise that sounded like a thousand people collectively groaning. The second time came a few minutes later when Clinton said: “The there are two big questions for voters in New Hampshire. One is: who will be ready to lead from day one? The second,” and here Clinton was forced to pause as boos from the crowd mixed with cheers from her own supporters. “Is who can we nominate who will go the distance against the Republicans?”
Without more information, it’s hard to read much into this. Maybe Obama supporters bought more tickets. Or they’re just rude in comparison to Hillary supporters.
Then again, it’s not as if she hasn’t been booed before in similar circumstances.
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