Opinion: Bill Clinton, on the road again for Hillary


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The trail to her party’s presidential nomination may be more rugged than ever for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, but her husband still has roads to travel before he rests.

That would be country roads, in keeping with the niche that Bill Clinton has comfortably settled into as his wife’s campaign surrogate.

She made a brief campaign foray Wednesday into West Virginia, site next Tuesday of one of the dwindling number of Democratic primaries. He follows up today with a five-stop trek.


The former president starts out in Philippi (2000 population: 2,870). Then it’s on to Sutton (1,011 folks, as of eight years ago), Fayetteville (2,754) and Fairlea (1,706). He winds up his day in a veritable metropolis -- Bluefield (teeming with 11,451 residents, as of 2000).

Chances are it will be more of the same over the next few days. But in case he needs any help with his itinerary, the always witty Howard Mortman has some suggestions here.

-- Don Frederick