About 35 people showed up Tuesday night outside Washington's John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where Hillary Clinton was making her first public appearance since stepping down as Secretary of State. Coincidentally, it was also the first public appearance for the Ready for Hillary PAC, which you can and should read more about here. I asked a few of the group's members what brought them out on a chilly April evening two years and eight months ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
Most Eager: Just look at those two.
Best Historic Campaign Cred: Lynn campaigned for Geraldine Ferraro in 1984.
Notable quote: "I was in Montgomery County for Hillary in 2008, and I will be there again."
Best Impromptu, Vaguely Threatening Slogan:
Ross: "She's unstoppable."
Michela: "We will make her unstoppable."
Most Pragmatic Reason for Supporting Hillary: "Supreme Court appointments."
Notable quote: "Just as Hubert Humphrey was tied down by the Vietnam War, Hillary was tied down by the Iraq War."
Best Overall Campaign Cred: Hazel was a delegate in 2008, representing Virginia's 8th congressional district.
Notable quote: "I will have it on my tombstone that I supported Hillary Clinton ... I full plan for it to be written there." (she assured me she was not joking.)
Most Die-Hard Hillary Supporter: A supporter since 1991, Ronda worked at Hillary's campaign headquarters up through the last day of the 2008 primary, but never campaigned for Obama. She made sure to bring her 2008 yard sign.
Notable quote: "If she decided to run, she doesn't have to worry about putting together a network. It's there. It's just waiting for her."
And Best Sign goes to...
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.