Clinton draws largest crowd of her campaign at star-studded rally
Hillary Clinton was joined Monday night at her campaign's biggest rally of the election by Democratic heavy hitters in Philadelphia as she made one of her final pitches to the American people.
On the eve of Election Day, the star-studded event featured not only the Democratic nominee but also President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and performances by Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jove. The rally reportedly drew nearly 33,000 attendees.
"Tomorrow we face the test of our time," Clinton told supporters saying they could decide what sort of country they wanted to live in. "We choose to believe in a hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted America."
Clinton encouraged Americans to not only vote as a repudiation of the other side but to find something to "vote for, not just against," perhaps a slight acknowledgment that a portion of Clinton support comes in the form of voters looking to prevent a Donald Trump victory.
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President Obama echoed a similar notion during Monday night's address. "You don't just have to vote against someone, you have someone extraordinary to vote for," Obama said. "She will work and she will deliver, she won't just tweet."
Many Americans on Tuesday will be casting their vote against a candidate rather than for one, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll which found 46 percent of Clinton supporters say they are #imwithher in order to prevent a Trump presidency. While at the same time 47 percent of Trump supporters will vote for the billionaire in order to keep Clinton out of the White House.
Roseanne Mirabella, a Clinton supporter from New Jersey says she is "not voting against Trump," but rather, "voting for Hillary." Mirabella says she's voting for Clinton because of her "good ideas to move the country forward."
Another Clinton supporter named Lonette Jenkins admitted she was feeling nervous about Election Day prior to Monday's rally, however Jenkins says the massive turnout helped to calm her nerves. "I was a little scared. But now I am super confident, I think it's going to be great."
"I'm cautiously optimistic," said Clinton supporter Adonna Schultz when asked how she was feeling heading into Election Day. Schultz says she is also voting for Clinton and not simply against Trump, large in part due to the former sectary of state's record and experience. "I'm voting for Hillary based on what she has done for the country so far."
Schultz continued, "I have seven grandchildren and I want them grow up with a president who is a good example."