The Washington Post ran a story this morning noting that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Sen. Hillary Clinton’s (D-NY) campaigns will cross paths this weekend in beautiful Selma, Alabama.
Obama will give the keynote speech at a service honoring the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965, the site of “Bloody Sunday.”
Obama (D-Ill.) announced several weeks ago that he would deliver the keynote speech at a service honoring the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, joining Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and other veterans of the civil rights movement in marking the historic event.
Well, where there is an Obama these days, there has to be a Clinton.
Reluctant to give any ground to Obama even at this stage of the campaign, Clinton (N.Y.) decided early last week that she, too, would go to Selma this weekend. She arranged a simultaneous appearance at a church just steps away from the one where Obama will speak Sunday morning, and she agreed to accept a civil rights award on behalf of her husband.
On behalf of her husband? No, team Clinton is bringing out the big boy for this appearance.
Late yesterday, after organizers initially said that the former president had not committed to attend, the Clinton campaign announced that he would be making the trip after all.
President Clinton is showing up to help Hillary after news that Sen. Obama has been gaining ground with black voters in a newly released ABC News/Washington Post poll.
This should be interesting. Stay tuned for weekend coverage of the events in Alabama. Maybe Hillary and Barack can share a flight, or maybe even carpool together.