Enjoying “Malarkey” At South Philly VP Debate Watch Party

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BY MARIA MERLINO

City Council President Darrell Clarke was a special guest at a Vice Presidential debate watch party in South Philadelphia.

Councilman Clarke joined council colleagues Kenyatta Johnson and Bobby Henon at a Vice Presidential Debate party hosted by electricians union boss John Dougherty at Doc’s Union Pub, 2nd and Mifflin Streets.

A standing room only crowd full of political movers and shakers filled the Pennsport bar, as they watched Vice-President Joe Biden and Republican VP Candidate Paul Ryan strut their “stuff” on national television. Much was riding on the exchange of each candidates ideas – and their respective priorities for the nation. The crowd listened intently – punching up the atmosphere with cheers and jeers during the 90-minute debate – mostly in favor of VP Biden.

“This debate is all about the differences between Obama and Romney – and why people from all walks of life should support Obama,” said guest speaker, Brian Stevenson and community leader in south Philadelphia. “President Obama is the one with a forward-thinking vision,” he said.

“I think tonight showed clearly that the Obama team has the experience, and has tangible results in a tough economy,” 6th District Councilman Bobby Henon said. “He has made bold decisions to move this country onward. I look forward to the next debate where he will come out swinging and motivate and energize the country.”

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One Response to Enjoying “Malarkey” At South Philly VP Debate Watch Party

  1. Johnny Doc showed true South Philly hospitality to all who attended. Council President Clarke gave rousing opening remarks. The crowd was an excellent cross section of politicians and regular folks. I even met a Committee Person from Morton, PA. Joe Biden represented the Democratic Party well in this debate. I look forward to interacting with all concerned citizens now that the Presidential race has been decided. Election day turnout was awesome in Philly.

    Michael E. Bell
    November 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

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