Hillary Clinton Stumps In Iowa: I’m Back!

CNN reports:

Hillary Clinton told reporters Sunday that the purpose of her return to Iowa for the first time in over six years was “to support candidates.” But 2016’s presidential politics were everywhere on a sun-soaked field in Indianola, Iowa. Clinton captured the sentiment best herself with a joke from the stage of the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry: “Hello Iowa. I’m back!” Clinton left Iowa in 2008 after finishing a disappointing third place in the Iowa caucus. Six years have changed things, though, and Clinton has been followed by the possibility of running for president since she stepped down as secretary of state in 2013. Polls show her as the prohibitive favorite for the nomination, and her visit to Iowa this weekend has raised the specter even higher that she will likely run for president. From the stage on Sunday, Clinton admitted the 2016 question is on her mind. “It is true, I am thinking about it,” Clinton said to a roaring applause. “But for today, that is not why I am here. I am here first and foremost for Tom [Harkin], for Ruth [his wife] and for the great candidates that you have a chance to elect.” The crowd reacted with unhappy groans, some yelled “Just do it!”