It’s primary day in Philadelphia. The news trucks are all parked outside of Independence Park, the pundits are pontificating and everyone is kind of anxious to see how the election will turn out. Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been holding PR blitzes for their past campaigns over the past two weeks…
But what we can’t get enough of is the fact that Chelsea Clinton has become the Clinton campaign’s unofficial emissary to the LGBT community. Moreso, that she spent Friday night doing a bar crawl of Philly’s gay bars. With, err, Ed Rendell and Rob Reiner.
So here’s the story. On Friday the 18th, Woody’s and Bump hosted a “pub crawl through Philadelphia with Chelsea Clinton, The Governor, Rob Reiner, Dan O’Donnell along with Michelle Clunie and Robert Gant from “Queer as Folk.” You know — an event to lure those all-important urban LGBT votes away from Barack Obama (making, we bet, Mark Segal real happy).
How did it go? NBC’s Matthew Berger was there:
Led around the neighborhood by Gov. Ed Rendell, Chelsea was mobbed by local gays and lesbians, as she walked from one club to the next. They ran up to hug her, posed for pictures and certainly invaded her personal space.
“I grabbed her ass,” one young woman exclaimed to her friends after snapping a picture with her arm around the former first daughter.
“Chelsea, the gays love you!” one fan exclaimed, as she took the microphone at Bump, a restaurant and bar that was her first stop. “Oh, gosh, I don’t know if everybody loves me,” she responded.
Meanwhile, Bill Clinton ate at the Continental on Sunday night.