Hillary Clinton received warm support from an audience of union workers and advocates in Sioux City, especially when she paid tribute to the importance of the Iowa caucuses in testing Presidential candidates.
“You kind of kick my tires,” she said adding, “The road to the White House goes right through Sioux City.”
Standing in front of Bill Clinton, she told the crowd she believed that Labor Day was one of the country’s most important holidays.
She nodded to the Obama campaign, and not in a good way, when she said that “change is just a word if you don’t have the strength and experience to make it happen.”
Talking about the war in Iraq she said the first thing she would do as president would be to “begin bringing our troops back home.”
But, she said, “We have got to do it carefully and responsibly, because I know there are veterans in this crowd and you know withdrawing troops can be really dangerous.”