Thousands braved cold November evening here for an appearance by Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who, in a final vote push, asked her supporters to make “history” by electing her the next US president and further strengthening the American ideals. She was also joined by her husband Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for a grand finale on the election eve. At a rally, the night before election day, the 69-year-old former secretary of state asked the Pennsylvanians to make “history” by electing her the president so that she can continue pushing for the American ideals of “progress, inclusion, equality and strength.”
Legendary American singers Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi performed at the event. The crowd erupted in a loud applause as the leaders and the performers took to the stage.
Bon Jovi described Clinton as a “unifier”, saying she has worked hard to get where she is today. Urging people to go out and vote for Clinton, the iconic singer said, “Tommorow the eyes of the world will be on us. We have to decide what kind of world we want for ourselves.”
Winding up his performance, Bon Jovi said to the crowd, “think of Mrs C when you here this sing” as he crooned ‘Here comes the sun’ amidst the loud noise of cheering crowd. Springsteen said Clinton will stand for the rights of everyone and not just the privileged.
“She has a vision for universal healthcare, immigration reform” that can be practically implemented, he said.
Stressing that each vote counts, he too called on voters to step out and vote for Clinton and “to stand with her on the right side of history.” Criticising the Republican nominee Donald Trump, Springsteen said, “he is a man whose vision is limited to himself.”
The largest city in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, played a significant role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the “Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787.
People waited in queue for several hours to see their leaders as the nation heads into the election day to elect a new leader of the free world. Hit songs were played in the background as the excited crowd waited for the Obamas and Clintons as well as the pop icons. Wearing Hillary badges, t-shirts and caps, the crowd carried banners of ‘Stronger Together’ and ‘Hillary for President.’ Mark Gowan, who attended the rally, said he is confident Clinton will emerge victorious in the elections, saying “I believe in what Clinton Believes in.”
“I dont agree with anything that Trump says,” he said.
Nadine Freedman, who was also present at the rally with her daughter said she is excited for a Clinton win.
“Even though the polls are close, I think she is going to pull up a tremendous victory on the election day,” she said.
She hoped “sanity” will prevail among the voters and the US will have a president who deserves to be in the White House.
“She will continue the legacy of Obama and continue his policies which have done very well for the country,” she added.