Hillary met with community leaders, including Mayor Libby Schaaf, in Oakland today to discuss a wide range of issues. Hillary praised community efforts to support post-secondary education aspirations for young people. Other campaigns tout their massive rallies. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, has steadfastly continued to integrate small group meetings into her schedule. Rather than being the one doing all the talking, at these events Hillary gets a chance to listen. She hears from the voters about their specific needs and challenges, and she hears from leaders about models that are effective in meeting those challenges.
Big rallies are
exhilarating. Certainly it is a thrill to hear an inspirational speaker
like Hillary Clinton. Much of what Hillary says at rallies is based on
what she hears from voters in these small, round-table meetings. Her
plans are rooted in their challenges and solutions she puts forth to
meet them. Today’s event was held at the Home of Chicken and Waffles where she greeted the workers.