Good afternoon all, thanks for stopping by.
Today I am excited because part of the the national campaign spotlight is on my hometown of El Paso! Whoo-hoo!! Hillary Clinton is there today and she will speaking at a rally this evening in the Don Haskins Center at the UTEP campus.
My alma matter! Go Miners!
She will then be hosting a private fundraiser after her speech tonight in “The Don”. The cool thing is that her stay in West Texas will be more than just a little blurb on CNN, due to the fact that she will be in El Paso tonight as results come in from the “Potomac Primaries”. That means, CNN will likely be broadcasting her post-primary speech live from El Paso!
Here are some of the pre-speech festivities…
It is about time that El Paso got some attention on this campaign. Believe it or not, El Paso itself is one of the larger cities in the country (pop 750,000) but because it is geographically isolated from other large cities and because it does not have much urban sprawl, it’s significance (culturally and socially) is often overlooked when compared to other cities with similar size and demographics.
El Paso makes up one of the largest international populations in the world (2 million combined) with sister city Juarez just across the river… In fact you can see parts of Juarez as you are driving right along I-10.
Due to many important election issues such as immigration and trade, as well as the cultural ties with Mexico and the Latino vote, I think it is brilliant for Hillary to start her Texas campaigning in El Paso. She will be stumping in other parts of The Lone Star State later on in the week because the Texas Primaries are coming up soon and a good share of delegates are at stake.
I’m just tickled pink that CNN is broadcasting from my old stomping grounds! Susanne Malveaux already reported earlier this afternoon live from outside the Don Haskins Center. The beautiful West Texas Franklin Mountains could be seen in the backdrop.
Thanks to Cyn for the screencap! But I wonder what is up with that school bus? Couldn’t CNN have at least picked a better angle for this shot??
Watching Suzanne Malveaux this afternoon actually made me homesick, as it has been five and a half years since I moved from El Paso to the gulf coast area…
But I digress…
Tonight, John will be in the election center of course, but he will be tossing it over throughout the evening to his colleagues covering Hillary’s campaign. I will definitely be checking out the results on CNN.
And, since you probably came here today not to hear me gush about El Paso and how much I miss my hometown, I will leave you instead with some miscellaneous JohnJoy…
Enjoy and see you soon!