Thousands Turn Out to See Clinton
Thousands packed into the Rochester Armory for Clinton's appearance. The crowd was of course dominated by Clinton supporters. But Democrats, Republicans, Independents –everyone was here to witness a piece of history – even those, who were once a part of it.
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Karen Daskawicz remembers the last time she saw a President in Rochester.
"I think it was 1971... summer of 1971."
A tumultuous summer in American history.
"The Vietnam War was winding down, there were still a lot of protests going on, and a friend of mine and I went down and saw Richard Nixon in a motorcade going down Main Street," Daskawicz said.
Karen wasn't a fan of President Nixon, and she's no Bill Clinton fan, either.
"No, Gary Johnson's my man."
But it seems no one could pass up the opportunity to see a former President.
"A great man is coming, that's why! Bill Clinton, of course!" exclaimed Annie Hart.
"He's always appealing. He's always got a smile... just an appealing guy," said Dwayne Dehollander.
And, the opportunity to change a few minds drew Edward Watson here as well.
"I'm in total opposition of Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton. I think this right here is the foundation for Bill Clinton, laying the work for Hillary in 2016," Watson said.
But with the Party images at every turn, it was easy to tell: the day belonged to Clinton, and the Democrats; even those, too young to vote.
"It's not every day that somebody of his stature comes to Rochester, so we're all here to show our support," said 17-year-old Jordan Camarre.
The line outside the Armory stretched east, over the railroad bridge and back to North Goodman Street at one point. Final attendance numbers are expected to be well-over three-thousand.