I Got to meet Bill Clinton.

@sissy15 (5638)
United States
February 25, 2008 7:24pm CST
So Yesterday, I got to meet Bill Clinton, I waited in a line for 3 hrs to get inside and mind you it was only like 3o degrees out and my toes were frozen, I was maybe one of the first 75 there. Then once we finally got inside we had to stand and wait another hour for him to get there, and then stand another hour to listen to his speech, but it was well worth it. I was in the third row, and had a very clear view. I didn't think I'd get that close let alone actually get to shake his hand. He walked around and made the effort to shake everyones hands. He had to reach clear over to shake ours, but he made the effort. I just expected him to get off the stage and leave. It was a once in a lifetime experience. That's for sure. There were maybe 500 people there, most of them were in Toledo a city not too far from mine, and one much bigger than mine listening to Obama. This was nicer though, because it wasn't overly crowded. I live in a small town, and he has been here maybe once or twice before when he was running. He really made Hillary look good. His secret service men were a little too close for comfort though, we were all packed in there, and they started walking up by us, and I was practically hugging one of them, but they were really watching to make sure nothing happened to him. It was a very amazing experience. I know a lot of people aren't big Bill Clinton fans because of everything that happened with him and monica and etc., but I mean he is no worse than any other president he just got caught. I think he did a pretty good job as president in the long run. I know people may not agree with me, but well it's your opinion. Anyway anyone else get to meet Bill Clinton? I'd like to hear your stories if you have, or anything you have to say about him is good too. I would like it if people who hate him stay out of this conversation, I don't want it to turn into a hate conversation. You are titled to your opinion, but if you want to speak out against him create your own discussion please.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Sorry, I didn't see this posting the first time around. I actually like Bill Clinton. He was a bad boy but hewas a pretty good president. (A whole helluva lot better than what came after him in my opinion). I'm glad you got to meet him. I'd certaily like to. Especially since I have a couple of first printings of his biography I'd like to get signed. I'm a bookseller and those books are worthless until they are signed and then they get a pretty penny. So I guess I'd want a little more than a handshake if I ever met up with ole Bill. LOL
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@sissy15 (5638)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Hi, that's cool, thanks for responding. Yeah he was a good president. LOL I think he was signing stuff, I found out after we had already gone, that he did stick around and talk to people, and sign things, I was annoyed, I would have liked to have gotten to talk to him one on one and gotten his opinion on a few things, but oh well, that's life lol.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
26 Feb 08
That is great that you got to meet Mr. Clinton..This isn't something that happens everyday...With all the wait, I am sure it was worth it..He was a good president...I don't know if Hiliary will make it to presidency but that would be something to see...
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@sissy15 (5638)
• United States
26 Feb 08
It was most definitely worth it. Yeah I know Obama seems to be up in the polls, I am really rooting for Hillary though.
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
27 Aug 08
I didn't get to but when I was in school some of my classmates did... He was vacationing at the Chautauqua Institute and a bunch of the students set up a stand with a big sign that said something like we got Donuts for you Mr. President... and he went over to get a donut and shook their hands and they asked some questions and he was really nice. I wish I could have meet him... I actually liked him although I really don't care for his wife.
@sissy15 (5638)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Yeah, that would have been cool. I like Hillary. That's my opinion though, I expect people to have different ones. Bill was a great president. It would have been cool if you had gotten to meet him, maybe you will get the chance to some day.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Yeah, I think it would be neat to meet anybody who has a part in shaping American History... Even know I'm not a fan of Hillary and even more so not a fan of Obama they both will be in the history books and I would still be honored to meet them. McCain would be a great man to meet because of all the years he's dedicated to America and his service in the military. Weather you agree with them or not on the issues, you still have to respect their accomplishments and the way they encourage American's to go the distance.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I'm sorry I missed this discussion until now. I guess I can't really say I "met" Bill Clinton but I did see him when he was campaigning in 1992. It was the Sunday before the election and he made an appearance at the closest airport to my home in Pennsylvania and I decided to go. I went all by myself, my husband votes and he was a supporter of Clinton but he preferred watching football on TV to standing for hours in a crowd...lol! I tried my best but I was unable to get close enough to the ropes to shake his hand. I did witness a scene that was played over and over again in the campaign and even afterwards and in 1996; the people were pushing and shoving like crazy to get close to him and a poor little kid, probably under three years old, just about got stampeded but he reached down under the rope and scooped her up and gave her a kiss on the cheek. People can say what they want about him but that was a totally spontaneous action, no way it could have been planned or scripted, and it seemed very natural for him to reach down and pick up a small child. Annie
@sissy15 (5638)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Hi, that's fine, I like to hear what people have to say, no matter how late. I agree, I highly doubt that was planned. First off he is usually late to functions, because he is so busy, I don't think he would have the time to arrange something like that. Especially during campaigning. He has made some mistakes as most people have, sure it was a big one, but I still don't think it's any of our business. The man was a great president, and not a bad guy despite some flaws, none of which really have to do with us. People like to throw everyone through the ringer, the second they get the chance. No matter how much good they have done, people like to sit on the side lines and wait for them to mess up, and I don't condone what the man did, but people have done much worse and been forgiven for it. Oh well, anyway I believe you. Sounds like a great story, and I'm glad you shared it. It would have been cool if you got to shake his hand though, he really made an effort to shake as many hands as possible, and he really had to reach to shake mine.
• Netherlands
15 Jul 08
He does seem to be a very friendly man. When he visit the Netherlands he liked to shake everyone's hands too. I think that extra effort even though small makes an impression. I find it very good to make efforts like that and to show you will go the extra bit.
• United States
8 Jun 08
Wow!!!!I am sooo happy for you sissy that you got a chance to met personally the president of the state!wohoooooooo!Im sure thats one of your unforgetable moment in your life!I wish I met the president too in person!Back home I never met any of our president. So congrats sissy!