Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton made a campaign stop at Michigan State University speaking to students and Lansing residents on behalf of her mom.
Lansing resident and mother of four Robin Smith, has been excited for the potential of a female president since before the 2016 campaign.
“I’ve always been with Hillary,” Smith said. “I was really excited when she ran before and didn’t get the nomination, so I’m super excited now that she did get it.”
“We’re about to inherit many of the problems, many of the responsibilities. We need to know what we are about to get into,” said Glenn Miller, a first-year law student at MSU.
Hillary supporters filed into the MSU Union and were greeted by standing-room only and Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” blaring through the speakers.
Chelsea spoke on Hillary’s plan for student loan debt, sexual assault on college campuses and the negative rhetoric that has found a secure place on the campaign trail.
“I didn’t think I would see in my lifetime, I certainly didn’t think I would see in my children’s lifetime, the almost normalization of hate speech that we are hearing from the Republican nominee, and that we are not hearing largely disputed from the Republican party,” she said.
Chelsea’s speech was just under a half an hour in length, but it was enough to make Miller excited to vote for Hillary in November.
“It’s so great just to hear the extra, oh she did this, she did this, and it’s just like wow, this could be our very next president,” he said.