December 30th, 2007
11:32 AM ET
10 years ago

Clinton makes appeal at black church

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) – Hillary Clinton started her day Sunday appearing at a black church in the state capital, before heading out for a full day of campaigning four days before the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses.

Speaking of the caucuses, Clinton said she knows “Iowans take it seriously,” and later added the “American people need a president to be their champion.” The New York Democrat spoke from a side lectern, not the pulpit.

The former first lady also talked about her work at the Children’s Defense Fund, and noted that her book “It Takes A Village” was based on an African proverb. She left the church shortly after speaking and before the services ended.

- CNN’s Kathleen Cerniglia

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. teddy orlando fl

    did lighting strike when she went through the door

    December 31, 2007 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  2. ATL

    This Kathleen Cerniglia reporter sounds hot.

    December 31, 2007 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  3. Tom Dedham, Mass

    So you secular folks that are haters of all that is Christian, have no problem with Hillbilly doing a drive by photo-op in a black church?

    She could not even stay for the whole service?

    This was just more of the same and you sheep as usual can't see that or are as blinded with stupidity as we non-sheep think.

    Did she stiff the church like she does waitresses when the "baskets" came around to make an offering?

    More minorities went to prison under her hubby's administration than any other and the only minorities that he came in contact with at cabinet meetings was his secretary.

    They use family members and church goers as props and they don't care about nothing but offering everything but the moon at NO SACRIFICE to ones self but the simple act of voting for THEM.

    We would have asked Chelsea to speak at the church, but she isn’t allowed too.

    December 31, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. I'm Voting For Her

    Go Hillary Go. Dirt bags need to wake up. Stop sleep walking. 8 miserable years of Bush because of you and you still can't see the light?
    Wake the f up.
    Hillary for President
    Go Hillary Go.

    January 1, 2008 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  5. I'm Voting For Her

    You go girl!

    January 1, 2008 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
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