Even as she loses some of her edge in the polls, Iowa Democrats are still ready for Hillary.
Democrats in the first-in-the-nation caucus state gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a raucous reception at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding on Friday night, repeatedly interrupting her with cries of “Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!”
The crowd hollered themselves hoarse during Clinton’s speech, signaling that while rival presidential contender Bernie Sanders may be rising in the polls against her, the Vermont senator is still their second choice.
Clinton pitched herself as a Democratic champion ready to take on the GOP and, as if to prove her point, spent much of her speech slamming her Republican opponents.And she was funny too:
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton blasted the Republican candidates as "Trump without the pizazz or the hair" during her remarks at the annual Iowa Democratic Wing Ding Dinner on Friday.
It wasn't her only crack of the evening.
"Trickle-down economics has to be one of the worst ideas of the 1980s, right up there with New Coke, shoulder pads, and big hair," she said. "I lived through that, there are photographs, and trust me, we don't want to go back there."
Her speech in Des Moines reiterated her campaign's major platform positions: emphasizing economic inequality, election reform and women's issues, among others.
Of the G.O.P. (and Donald Trump as their lead polling candidate), she said this:
"I know most of the attention these days is on a certain flamboyant frontrunner. But don't let the circus distract you. If you look at their policies, most of the other candidates are just Trump without the pizazz or the hair.
"Yes, Mr. Trump says outrageous and hateful things about immigrants, but how many of the other candidates disagree with his platform?"Also, her Snapchat joke killed: