James Forsyth

Hillary’s quest for votes

Hillary's quest for votes
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I’m at a Hillary “canvas kick off” in Manchester, New Hampshire this morning and the Hillary supporters are out in force making more noise than is entirely decent at this time in the morning in an attempt to inject some energy into her flagging campaign. With less than 48 hours until voting starts here, Hillary needs to turn the tide and fast.

Hillary’s organisation here is clearly formidable, she has a lot of people prepared to stand outside in the cold and shout themselves hoarse for her. But worryingly for her, there’s none of the spontaneous excitement that characterised Obama’s event yesterday. Interestingly, Hillary is holding a rally at the same high-school where Obama got 3,000 people yesterday which should allow us to compare their relative pulling power.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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