Clinton’s event for Nutter canceled due to storm

    Things didn’t go as planned Saturday for the Nutter campaign or the hundreds of people waiting to see Bill Clinton. The former president was due at Temple University at a rally to support the mayor’s re-election campaign. But weather intervened and Clinton didn’t show.

    Philly Weekly reports more than 200 people were waiting outside Mitten Hall when they were told the event had been canceled. But supporters and protesters alike went ahead with their plans. Occupy Philly protesters covered their mouths in cloth a a silent protest to “empty campaign” promises. And from the looks of the photo, the clothes proved a nice mechanism for keeping warm, too.

    Saturday report Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has a re-election campaign rally in North Philly today, and there’s a somewhat stranger special guest stopping by.

    Former President Bill Clinton will be at Temple University’s Mitten Hall for the afternoon rally.

    “Crime has decreased during Mayor Nutter’s tenure, while high-school graduation and college-going has increased,” reads an announcement about the rally. “The Mayor has recently introduced a flurry of economic development projects throughout the city, promoting Philadelphia as a smart location for new employers and job growth.”

    He said he hopes Clinton’s appearance reminds voters to hit the polls next Tuesday.

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