October 9th, 2007
09:14 AM ET
15 years ago

Clinton and Iowa

Watch CNN's Candy Crowley report on the Iowa factor.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's Candy Crowley reports Iowa may play a crucial test for Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.

Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. therealist

    She's got the dem nomationation locked up and no longer cares about the lefts base. Just watch her groove to the right..

    October 9, 2007 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  2. DF, Courtenay, BC

    H- honesty
    I- intergrity
    L- learned
    A- aware
    R- reliable/responsible
    Y- YES!!!

    October 9, 2007 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  3. Aaron, lynnwood, wa

    she can't smile without looking like she wants to eat your face. I'm horrified of this woman.

    Can we please have some Ron Paul on the ticker?

    October 9, 2007 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. Daniel

    Say what you will, but Clinton is having great days in Iowa with good polls and great endorsements. And Iowa's move to January 3rd should also help her (read why here.

    October 9, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Henry Tucker, Ga

    You Candians seem to love Hillary. Perhaps after she loses her bid for the Presidency here – you can nominate her for PM in Canada.

    She would fit right in with socialized medicine, non-existant military, unsecured border, etc.

    October 9, 2007 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  6. Aaron, Lynnwood, Wa

    "H- honesty
    I- intergrity
    L- learned
    A- aware
    R- reliable/responsible
    Y- YES!!!"

    Yes, those words deffinately start with those letters, but can you find some that also describe Hillary? How about:

    H- Hides from difficult questions
    I- Ignores the constitution
    L- Liar
    L- Loves taxes
    A- Agrees with the never-ending "war on terror"
    R- Rudy's no better
    Y- Younger generations will suffer

    Of course you don't care about our constitution because you're not an American.

    October 9, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  7. BK, Atlanta, GA

    DF. Probably the clinton campaign may hire you.
    Honesty and Clintons doesn't bode well. I am not sure how you got the idea that Clintons are honest.
    Integrity – If Mr. Clinton had integrity he wouldn't have cheated on his wife. And she would not have stayed with him after knowing that.
    Level-Headed – If she were so, probably she would not have accused the questionair as a planted one.
    Learned – May be I will give you this one. They are very learned about screwing people want proof its called NAFTA.
    Aware – They are well aware of pandering groups at the right time to get vote.
    Responsible/Reliable – They are very responsible and reliable to their corporate sponsors. No wonder she leads in fund raising.
    Yes – I say no. She is not the right one.

    October 9, 2007 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  8. a. thomas, new york, NY

    Hillary (29%) is leading Iowa and has overtaken Edwards (23%), while obama is 22%.

    She also has a over 20 points margin in other state primaries (except Illinois) and, if she becomes 2nd in Iowa, she will be the come back kid in other states.

    While nothing in politics is for sure, I definitely like her chance.

    October 9, 2007 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  9. Q. Christian Atlanta GA

    WOW this is a first. HILLARY CLINTON isn't liberal enough. Now she's moving to the RIGHT??? Oh my goodness what do people expect of this woman. First they don't want someone too liberal. Next they want a uniter not a divider. Now they want her back to the left. WILL YOU HILLARY BASHERS make up your minds already.

    HILLARY 2008


    October 9, 2007 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  10. Praying in TX

    A hit to Hillary in Iowa would be HUGE. The USS Hillary has positioned itself as the unsinkable behemoth, the pre-supposed winner. All it takes is one successful attack to completely ruin that image.

    October 9, 2007 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  11. Melinda, Cleveland, Ohio

    It seems like everyone is focusing on 'experience,' so I guess it's on my mind too. Obama said something recently that really struck me:

    "There are some in this race who actually make the argument that the more time you spend immersed in the broken politics of Washington, the more likely you are to change it. I always find this a little amusing," Obama said during a speech in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "I know that change makes for good campaign rhetoric, but when these same people had the chance to actually make change happen, they didn't lead."

    But I don't know. Still trying to make up my mind.

    October 9, 2007 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) – Every citizen could get a 401(k) retirement account and up to $1,000 in annual matching funds from the government under a plan offered Tuesday by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    At a cost of $20 billion-$25 billion a year, the plan is Clinton's largest domestic proposal other than her plan for universal health insurance. The New York senator said it would be paid for by taxing estates worth more than $7 million per couple and would help narrow the gap between the rich and those who don't have enough savings for retirement.

    I want to buy your vote Doodah, doodah, I want to buy your vote, all the doodah day.

    This is another great socialistic idea, I am voting for her without question.

    I will quit my job in January 2009 and tell my employer of 20 plus years that I found a better option.

    It's called Nannycare Gubment.

    We take from the people that earn the most and give it to people like me, but I want free healthcare (check), free instate tuition for illegals (who need our help also (check), free mortage payments because I took a deal that was to good too be true (check), free cradle to grave schooling (check), additional food stamps (man gotta eat, check), 401k payments (check), big screen TV and overpriced SUV (TBD).

    I can't wait, as all the responsibility, wisdom, freedoms and self worth that I have gained over the years via 6 years in the service and 20 plus years getting up and going to work each morning will now be taken care of by Nannycare.

    Lets ignore the real problems with social security, medicare and others, just Robin hood this country into happiness.

    I was taught you only get out of life, what you put into it, now those wonderful words are being proven wrong.

    You only get out of life, what someone hands you.

    Sounds bleeped up doesn't it.

    She can't win.

    October 9, 2007 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Adam, Plano, TX

    H- honesty
    I- intergrity
    L- learned
    A- aware
    R- reliable/responsible
    Y- YES!!!
    Posted By DF, Courtenay, BC : October 9, 2007 12:35 pm

    thats cute, real cute. but heres one thats actually true:

    O – Outgoing
    B – Bipartisan
    A – Assertive
    M – Moving
    A – Always speaks his mind

    October 9, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. laurinda,ny

    You've got our votes Hillary! Also the United Auto Workers have always backed the Democrats.

    October 9, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  15. Ayyub, Richmond, Va

    I hope Hillary's the Titanic of the election. The unsinkable ship till a little iceberg comes and scraps her.

    October 9, 2007 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  16. dawn -- Gaithersburg, MD.


    Actually, Sen. Clinton is the only frontrunner who CAN currently afford to lose in Iowa. Sen. Edwards has practically been living in the state since 2004 and has no infrastructure anywhere else. (Now that he's going to get some public money, he may be able to mount some kind of effort, but my guess is not enough, not soon enough.) And Sen. Obama is ahead where else other than Illinois? The ever-quotable Mrs. Obama herself has conceded that Iowa is crucial to her husband's aspirations.
    So ... keep praying.

    October 9, 2007 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  17. Renee St.Louis, Mo

    This is nothing but a paid setup by the Clinton administration i BELIEVE THEY HAVE something to do with pushing this caucus up. It is not going to work Hillary and Bill b/c I am in Mo. and I will be driving my Van to Iowa to GOTV for Barack.

    Also Obam has most of America on his side praying for him and don't ever underestimate the power of prayer. B/C prayer changes things. I know that God will Block you if that is in his will and I believe it is.

    October 10, 2007 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  18. Rajan, Bartlett, IL

    I read some negative DF comments about Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is most outstanding candidate in all democrats and republican presidential candidates, I think she has ability to lead America in right direction. I think she has ability to fix health care system.

    October 11, 2007 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  19. Jamie Sands

    SHE WILL WIN....

    October 15, 2007 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |