As Obama Comes To Town, Memories Of Clinton’s Visit

03/30/12 7:50AM By Mitch Wertlieb, Melody Bodette
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With his arm around Nicholas Lines, President Bill Clinton orders his lunch from Nicholas' grandfather Stratty Lines, right, owner of the Oasis Diner, on July 31, 1995, at the restaurant in Burlington. Clinton is seated with then Vermont Governor Howard D

A rather high-profile visitor comes to Vermont today. President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive in South Burlington this afternoon, and then after a fund-raising event at a hotel, he'll head to Burlington for a campaign speech at the University of Vermont.

The last time a sitting President came to the state was in 1995, when then-President Bill Clinton paid a visit-also to Burlington.

Someone who remembers that event quite well is Kate O'Connor, who helped organize the Clinton visit in her capacity as an aide to then-Governor Howard Dean.  

VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks with Kate O'Connor. O'Connor is also author of "Do The Impossible: My Crash Course on Presidential Politics Inside the Howard Dean Campaign.:

Click listen to hear the interview. 


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