Over the course of of a six-city Iowa tour, Hillary Clinton rapidly morphed into Kate McKinnon-as-Hillary and told voters why she is the only conceivable choice for president.
“Let me ask you to think about this job that you’re interviewing for,” she said at Iowa Western Community College, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Think hard about the people who are presenting themselves to you, their experience, their qualifications, their positions. And particularly for those of us who are Democrats, their electability, and how we make sure we have a Democrat going back into that White House on January 20, 2017.”
The New York Times reports:
Mrs. Clinton did not mention her main primary opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has drawn big crowds in Iowa, but her emphasis on electability seemed like an implicit reference. More than four out of five Iowa Democrats say they think Mrs. Clinton can win the general election, compared with only half who say they think the same of Mr. Sanders, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Nov. 25.
Clinton also reportedly heavily referenced the fact that she is a grandmother, prompting one rally attendee to tell the L.A. Times: “She’s not the fuzziest person in the world, but she’s a lot fuzzier than she was then [in 2008].”
“I have a long record and I have been at the forefront of change for decades,” she said at an earlier event in Sioux City on Tuesday. “I’m a progressive who likes to get things done. And I will get into that White House. I don’t need a tour. I know right where the Oval Office is.”
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