Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My First Chance to See a Presidential Candidate

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Indiana's primary is fast approaching and -- finally! -- I'll have a chance to see one of the presidential candidates speaking here in Indianapolis. Sen. Hillary Clinton is speaking on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 (tomorrow) at Legion Mall. The event is scheduled for 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (but I have no idea when Sen. Clinton will actually be speaking).

I've been a political junkie for a long, long time, and this will be my first opportunity to see a candidate. In 1984, as a freshman at Northwestern, I had the chance to see Geraldine Ferraro (the Democratic vice presidential candidate) speak. She received what can only be described as one of the most polite rounds of applause in the history of political campaigns. And, as a senior in high school, I had the chance to see President Reagan speak. But this will be my first chance to see a viable candidate speak and I'm looking forward to the experience.


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