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Tuesday in the Parks with Clinton (Also: Obama's Big FW Plans on Thursday)

Brian Harkin
Barack Obama, speaking last week at Reunion Arena, hopes to create the same kind of event in Fort Worth on Thursday.

I'm leaving shortly to see Bill Clinton speak at Grauwyler Park off Harry Hines Boulevard; was thinking of grabbing breakfast at the Original Market Diner anyway. Also, it just seems too odd an event to pass up, as the Clintons tour the parks and parking lots of the DFW on their way to do-or-die March 4. Later today, Bill will also be at Mountain View Community College, then the Samuell Grand Recreation Center, then stops in Fort Worth and along the way. Speaking of Bill, funny timing on this story; love to ask him about it, if only.

Clinton's Dallas drive-through is a far cry from what Barack Obama has planned in Fort Worth on Thursday, when once more he seizes a cavernous building in which to stage a monster rally. A week after his rally at Reunion, Obama will take the stage at the Fort Worth Convention Center at 8 p.m. -- just in time to lead off the 10 o'clock local news. Doors open at 6; and, again, it's first-come, first-served. Expect security to be heavy ... and heavily scrutinized. John McCain's in town as well on Thursday, and Hillary Clinton will return to Dallas and Fort Worth on March 1, with details yet to be announced. --Robert Wilonsky

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