Bill Clinton, President Obama Reach Out to Coal Miners in Convention Speeches
For a state that's already assumed to be firmly in Donald Trump's camp, West Virginia has received a lot of attention at the Democratic National Convention.
First, Bill Clinton's speech mentions the angry reception he and his wife received in West Virginia during the primary.
"She sent me, in this primary, where she knew we going to lose, to look those coal miners in the eye and say, 'I'm down here because Hillary sent me to tell you that if you really think you get the economy you had back 50 years ago, have at it, but if she wins, she's coming back for you to take you on a ride to America's future.'"
Then, President Obama said coal miners need to be part of the conversation about climate change.
"If you want to fight climate change, we've got to engage not only young people on college campuses, we've got to reach out to the coal miner who's worried about taking care of his family, the single mom worried about gas prices."
On this week's Front Porch podcast, Scott Finn and Rick Wilson discuss why coal miners and West Virginia are still on the minds of national Democratic speakers - and whether West Virginia will ever go for a Democrat for president again in our lifetimes.
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