Pres. Bill Clinton held a rally for Rep. Heath Shuler (D) in Asheville 10/21 pm, saying "Shuler is the only real choice voters have if they want to create jobs, preserve programs" like Soc. Security "and knock down the country's runaway debt."
Clinton said that "'it's important to America' that Shuler ... be re-elected."
Dem "officials, citing city sources, said an estimated" 6K "people attended."
Clinton: "I came here today because our country's got a fever, and people are mad and anxiety-ridden and upset -- and they've got every right to be. But I've lived long enough to know -- even if you forget about politics -- that every time you make a decision when you're mad, there's about an 80 percent chance you'll make a mistake" (Boyle, Asheville Citizen-Times, 10/22).