In his post on the race heating up in the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes, Minnesota resident John Hinderaker reports that former President Bill Clinton is heading there to campaign for Barack Obama. Note the venues where the Democrat has chosen to speak: he will be making “campaign stops at both the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota in Duluth.”
Last week, noting how frequently Mr. Obama himself makes campaign appearances on college campuses, I wondered if he did so because . . .
. . . it’s easier to draw a larger crowd on a college campus, with most students having more flexibility than working adults? And, heck, if the rally is on the campus, so students won’t have to go much out of their way to see a candidate whom they only support because, well, your friends are backing him. I mean, it’s not like they have to “crawl over broken glass” to get there.
Maybe they fear that Minnesotans just aren’t that revved up to see a surrogate for President Obama, but college kids may well like the novelty of hearing a former president speak.