Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa

Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms?

In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather's cows.

"I wanted to be here to honor [retiring Sen. Tom Harkin], to spend my Sunday with my wife, to wear the birthday gift she gave me last August. What do you think, you like my shirt?" Clinton asked, as the crowd laughed and cheered. "I was kinda worried I'd look like a table cloth in a diner, but she said it was cool, so I'm feeling good."

Unscripted comments like this one could help humanize former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who struggled with relatability during her 2008 presidential bid, should she decide to run again. On the other hand, an off-the-cuff comment from Bill could land Hillary in hot water in 2016.

Here's are some choice quotes from the former president's weekend in Iowa:

"I felt like I was a 20-something at Woodstock when I came out to look at this thing. Marijuana wasn't legal yet anywhere, and we were addicted to music then and we were addicted to politics in 2003, but I was kinda glad the sun came out so we didn't look totally idiotic."

"[Mitch McConnell] was bragging on this, like he, you know, like he was Einstein discovering the theory of relativity and found the secret to permanent gridlock. Oh, happy day!"

"I wish I could think of as diplomatic a way to describe [Republican Joni Ernst's ad] … but I never graduated beyond the cows in my great grandfather's herd when I was six doing that, so I'm loathe to try to up my game at this late stage."