Hillary will be in my little town this morning. At the bicycle shop owned by a very good friend. He certainly didn't invite her. He took over the old Post Office in town, remodeled it nicely, and moved his downtown bike shop 2 blocks to occupy it. He is a great advocate and ambassador for my little town. That is why she is coming to my friend's shop. To "focus" on successful small business in Iowa, and by extension, America. My friend has been successful at his business and at promoting our downtown area.
He has been telling everyone that just because she is going to be there, sequestered in a private meeting with a hand selected few local small-businessmen in his shop, doesn't mean that he is supporting one political party over the other.
I know him well enough to know that he believes what he says. I'm not sure that he understands that no matter what the truth is, appearances are everything... Perhaps there are enough freaking Liberals in this area that the exposure will possibly do him good, from a bike business perspective. Who knows? :)
It isn't open to the public or to the media. It is an incredibly arrogant Presidential candidate holding another non-public campaign function to prove how close she is to the people, and the only "media" allowed will be those who can be 100% trusted to portray her the way she wants to be portrayed. All questions must be pre-approved. That isn't news reporting, but hey, she is Hillary Clinton! She makes the rules.
How fucked up is it that someone with her reputation and the legitimate suspicions of