I went over to Hillary Clinton’s fundraiser in Boston on Sunday. I found a feisty, tenacious candidate disinterested in surrender. I was very curious about what was continuing to motivate the candidate and her supporters. Here’s what I found and reported for the New York Sun:
“Hillary never quits. She’s a fighter. I’m with her every step of the way,” vowed a resident of Hillsdale, N.Y., Frances Fusco, who was in town visiting her sister. “It’s not up to the media to say when this race is over,” Ms. Fusco said. She was joined by Mary Callahan of Newton, Mass., who came over to say that Senator Obama “has been given a total free pass.” Two elected female officials inside the event hall turned their fire on the press as well. “I’m angry because an incredible, intelligent, qualified potential leader has been marginalized,” the sheriff of Suffolk County, Andrea Cabral, said. “You expect your opponent to do that. You don’t expect the press to be complicit.” The president of the Massachusetts State senate, Therese Murray, said in her remarks at the fundraiser that it was hard to find a favorable story of Mrs. Clinton in the press: “you can’t get a good story … it’s four pages all about Barack and one story about what Hillary did wrong.”
As far as the debate goes about Mayor Menino and his contribution to the Clinton campaign (and yes, I know, I previously worked for him), Clinton obviously thought very highly of his work. She thanked him profusely several times, and the event organizers had Menino introduce her.