ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: In one of Clinton’s longest campaign speeches ever, the senator from New York came out hot.
"Happy New year everybody!" Clinton, D-N.Y., shouted to a large crowd gathered in Ames, Iowa. "Starting Thursday night we are going to take our country back!"
On New Year’s Eve, the influential Des Moines Register Poll which showed Clinton trailing Obama by 7 points, there was no talk of numbers from the candidate.
While introducing the former first lady, former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, spoke of the "momentum" the campaign has after two new polls "indicat(e) that we are winning," referring to The recent takes from CNN and Zogby but neglecting the Hawkeye state’s leading newspaper.
Clinton took questions from the crowd — explaining that at the beginning of the day she starts out on time (implying that is why she can take questions here) but later in the day she runs behind (implying maybe no questions later in the day.)
The Senator was asked about her reaction to the Des Moines register poll on by a reporter on the ropeline but just kept on moving.