Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Bill Clinton: Brief, on time, and on Mitt Romney's case" (with photos)

Former President Bill Clinton speaks with conviction as he promotes Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee during a campaign fundraiser at the Washington State Convention Center on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The event, described by speakers as one of the largest political gatherings Seattle has seen, brought in roughly $750,000 and about 3,000 people. Photo: LINDSEY WASSON / SEATTLEPI.COM 

 Joel Connelly (
The Bill Clinton-Jay Inslee luncheon on Saturday was the mother of all Seattle fundraisers, drawing 3,000 people to hear the 42nd president return Mitt Romney's mockery about climate change and say Jay Inslee will lead Washington to "the next great frontier of economic opportunity." The luncheon, at the Seattle Convention Center, witnessed a pair of political miracles: The notoriously tardy Clinton was actually early. He walked on stage four minutes before the advertised 2 p.m. And the notoriously long-winded former president was brief and to the point. Romney, in his Republican convention speech, mocked President Obama's promise "to begin to slow the rise of the oceans" while saying his mission was to "help you and your family." Clinton took after Romney, displaying the killer instincts of a mongoose. MORE...

No comments: