by Alex Lloyd Gross
You may know her from Will and Grace (Grace Adler) or maybe Ned and Stacey (Stacey Colbert). You might have seen her on NYPD Blue. If you were in Jenkintown today, Halloween, you could have seen her in person, at the Jenkintown Voter Activation Center on Leedom Road. She paid a short visit to talk about getting out to vote and to vote for Joe Biden. Messing also took selfies with the crowd, filmed a short commercial and petted dogs.
When asked by she so freely lent her name to the Biden campaign, she said, ” I believe the Joe Biden have the plan and the desire to unite, and the compassion that is country needs right now. We have four major crisis going on right now. Health, economic, a climate crisis and a racial crisis and it’s all happening at the same time. we have a president that doesn’t have a plan for any of it. We had an experiment and it didn’t work,” Messing said, referring to the Trump presidency.
She feels that Biden is not going to be able to execute his plan by himself and she would also like to see Mitch McConnell removed. “There are so many bills on his desk that he refuses to even bring to a vote. He won’t even allow that discussion to take place on the floor, like the minimum wage bill. So many people are in poverty . I feel that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the choice in uniting this country,” she said.
It was not all politics, Messing was complimented on her boots and outfit, including a shirt with “Kamala” on it. A pit bull mix named Apollo made friends with her, and kept trying to give her doggy kisses, much to her amusement. Apollo was dressed as a hot-dog for Halloween.
Due to COVID-19 she was wearing her mask for 90 percent of her visit. She took it off when she recorded a commercial and did Face time with a few of her fans friends. “This is closer to me than you could get if you were here,” she joked with one fan. Her visit to Jenkintown concluded with door knocking. Imagine your surprise when you answer your door and see Debra Messing standing there.
Messing then was driven to Temple University for a similar event in Philadelphia