Hillary Clinton’s visit Wednesday to San Diego brought out her fans (and a few detractors). But the vast majority of people at Warwick’s bookstore and at the BIO International Convention appeared to be in her camp.
U-T San Diego quoted David Engquist, an accountant from Stockholm standing outside the La Jolla bookstore, as saying: “It definitely looks like she’s going to run [for president].”
“Ready for Hillary” buttons were in abundance, and the Hillary Support Network, claiming more than 25,000 members, handed out pink-colored membership applications.
Rosemary Straley, the national and San Diego chapter coordinator of the network, got “Hard Choices” signed by the author — the former first lady and secretary of state.
San Diego members of the support network founded in 1992 listed on a flier included Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, state Sen. Marty Block, Rep. Susan Davis, Councilman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Sherri Lightner.
At the San Diego Convention Center, more than 2,000 people were in the room with Clinton (and her Secret Service contingent) when she was interviewed by former Rep. Jim Greenwood of Pennsylvania, president and CEO for the past decade of the Washington-based Biotechnology Industry Organization, a trade group representing more than a thousand companies.
The video shows longtime Clinton friend Terry McAuliffe, now the governor of Virginia, introducing Clinton at the luncheon keynote session of the BIO meeting. Most of her remarks are shown.