Hillary Clinton visits Iowa for first time since 2008
Hillary Clinton stepped foot in Iowa over the weekend in what was clearly a 2016 campaign stop. No, she hasn’t announced she’s running yet but she’s making all the early moves such as visiting states politicians only visit when they’re running for President.
Report from Fox News:
Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa on Sunday for the first time since her 2008 Democratic presidential primary loss in the state, telling the crowd at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry — “I’m back.”
Clinton, the clear Democratic frontrunner should she make a 2016 White House bid, was greeted with loud cheers at the fundraising event. The event was held in honor of Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who is retiring from Congress this year.
The former secretary of state told the crowd of several hundred that her immediate focus is helping fellow Democrats in the midterm elections but that she also thinks about “that other thing,” hinting at a 2016 run.
“It’s true, I’ve been thinking about it,” she said. “People get excited about presidential campaigns, look I get excited about presidential campaigns, too.”
Missing in her speech were remarks on President Obama’s recent efforts to destroy the Islamic State militant group and on other pressing foreign policy issues.
The story points out that Hillary did not comment on the battle with the Islamic State (ISIS) or touch on other foreign policy matters. That doesn’t surprise me since she’s still in the early position of not being required to take positions on those matters since public interest in the 2016 race is quite low.