VIA| Bill’s female ‘fan club’ backfires: As Hillary Clinton’s husband hits stump for the first time the women on stage behind him scowl, grimace and look like they’d rather be ANYWHERE else
- A half-dozen females hand-picked to stand behind the former president grimaces, scowled and fought off yawns as he spoke in New Hampshire
- Event was Bill’s first solo campaign stump speech in support of his wife’s presidential ambitions
- A mother-daughter pair caught looking apathetic on stage were shocked to learn that they seldom smiled once Bill started talking
- The 14-year-old girl conceded that Clinton was a ‘womanizer,’ but brushed it off – although her mom was slower to dismiss concerns about the famous political Lothario making a campaign comeback
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made his first solo campaign appearance in support of his wife’s White House bid on Monday in Nashua, New Hampshire, but the female voters standing behind him on stage – and one eighth-grader – were stone-faced and unimpressed.
They stood on risers through his 28-minute speech at Nashua Community College, alternating between frowns, grimaces and eye-rolls, even looking uninterested as they applauded a few of Clinton’s lines.
While a largely appreciative audience hung on Bill’s every word, an elderly woman at the edge of the stage cast her eyes downward and looked like she was having trouble staying awake.
And a young woman standing in the back against a Hillary ‘Fighting for us’ backdrop closed her eyes for significant stretches of time as TV cameras rolled and a girl in front of her scowled and fought off a yawn.
The New Hampshirites standing on stage with Bill were all smiles as he was introduced, but quickly seemed bored once he began talking.
Two of the glum-looking females, a mother-daughter pair, spoke to Daily Mail Online after Clinton wrapped up his remarks. They said they were shocked to know how apathetic they looked on television.
‘We weren’t aware. I wasn’t aware!’ said Deanne Martin, a surgical nurse stood on stage behind her 14-year-old daughter Mary.
‘I’ve never been to one of these before,’ she offered as she gave permission for her child to be interviewed.
Mary was even more shocked, mouthing an ‘Oh, no!’ at the news of her apparent detachment.
The young girl said someone from the Clinton campaign recruited her and her mom to stand behind Bill.
‘We were nervous,’ she explained, and then abruptly shifted into the role of enthusiastic Hillary supporter.
‘I was ecstatic!’ the girl insisted, quickly painting on a go-getter’s grin, even though pictures told a different story.
‘I want to be the first female president – well, now the second,’ she said.