Nov 7, 2016
Hillary Workers In Allentown
A facebook friend relayed the story that Clinton campaign workers, while canvasing the neighborhood, stopped in the church at 6th and Tilghman on Friday. The workers, some Jewish and from as far away as California, found the former synagogue, turned church, architecturally interesting. I find it interesting that suburban liberals, from all over United States, end up at 6th and Tilghman, trying to squeeze out votes for Hillary. On Sunday, I bumped into a few of them myself. They were from NYC, and one issue centric; Supreme Court appointments in regard to abortion.
The Clinton campaign had also hired professional firms nationwide to register the unmotivated to vote. Not exactly grass roots. Hillary is hoping that Obama helps encourage the blacks to vote, and that Katy Perry and Beyoncé help encourage the millennials. Meanwhile, while the celebrities are filling the arena for Clinton, Trump is attracting his crowds on his own. CNN, trying to temper the weekend surge for Trump in the polls, has even speculated that there is hidden Hillary support, that will appear on election day. I think that the early voting, essentially bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign, was their surge.
Getting back to 6th Street in Allentown, this time 6th and Linden. The Morning Call/Muhlenberg College Poll has Clinton ahead by 6 points in Pennsylvania. While that figure is pure liberal wishful thinking, which has become the wheelhouse of newspapers and colleges, it may prove to be embarrassingly inaccurate.
photocredit: The Morning Call, August 2016