Update: Racine ... Kenosha ... what's the difference? BIG difference!!! Hillary Clinton now appears to have planned a stop in Kenosha on Saturday, rather than Racine. She'll be at the Brat Stop about 2:30. The address is 12304 75th St.; it's one block west of I-94.
Clinton's website says: "Join Hillary at the Brat Stop in Kenosha! Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 3 p.m." It is scheduled to end by 5 p.m.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, will be in Racine Saturday.
The Democratic presidential candidate's little room-and-a-half headquarters in the Union Hall, 1840 Sycamore Ave. (across the corridor from the similarly-sized Obama HQ -- that must be fun!) was a beehive of activity this morning, getting ready for the visit, which was put on the senator's schedule late last night.
Details are still sketchy. In fact, all we -- all they -- know is that it will be a mid-afternoon event. Exact time and place still to be determined, according to Julie Zelnick, who was running the office this morning. Hillary is scheduled to speak at the state Democratic Party's annual Founder's Day dinner at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee at 6 p.m. Barack Obama has also been invited to speak.
It's doubtful Hillary's campaign will run into the same problems with Racine's black community that Barack Obama's had, if the whirlwind Congresswoman who blew in while I was there has anything to say about it.
Corrine Brown, D-FL, 3rd District, who represents Jacksonville and Orlando, has been in Wisconsin for two days, her first visit to the state. "It's beautiful," she said, "but very cold. It was 80 when I left Florida. But the people are warm!"
Brown, a 5-ft. fireball, said, "I was with the President yesterday" -- translation, with Bill Clinton. She noted, "The Constitution will give us a change from Bush, but what we need is experienced change."
"A lot of people talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk the way Hillary does. From Day One she'll be on it," Brown said, noting Hillary's work with healthcare, Head Start and other programs.
Brown said, "I'm African-American." (I responded, "I noticed.") In fact, she was the first African-American elected to Congress from Florida, first winning election in 1992. "I know for a fact that the first two years you're figuring it out, finding where the bathrooms are. It takes experience to get anything done!"
"Hillary has insight into the problems -- and she has solutions," Brown said.
Hat tip to Blue Racine.