Sen. Hillary Clinton campaigned in Sioux City, Iowa with her husband at her side.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - It’s Labor Day, the traditional kick off for race for the White House. In the old days, this is when then campaigning actually began. But that’s been history for quite some time, and in this hectic fast paced 2008 campaign season, it’s been full speed ahead since the beginning of the year. But while some people across the country have been paying attention to the candidates up until now, more and more Americans will begin to tune in to what’s happening.
“Think of this as prime time. It’s sort of been off-Broadway. Now, this is the real thing,” says CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
"In the past, Labor Day has been the traditional kick off to the campaign, but the 2008 race for the White House really began the day after the 2004 presidential election,” chimes in CNN Political Editor Mark Preston, adding that “now each and every campaign stop counts and most of the candidates will be spending their time in the key early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina."
–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser