Hillary Campaigns in New Hampshire, First Appearance Since 2008

Hillary Campaigns in New Hampshire, First Appearance Since 2008

Fueling speculation that she is running for president in 2016, Hillary Clinton appeared at a New Hampshire rally in her first visit to the state since her loss to Barack Obama in 2008.

Hillary was in New Hampshire to stump for two vulnerable Democrat incumbent women, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan, in a show of feminist unity.

“Starting way back in 1991, you opened your homes and your hearts to us,” Clinton said referring to her husband’s first foray into national politics. “And in 2008, during the darkest days of my campaign, you lifted me up, you gave me my voice back, you taught me so much about grit and determination.”

By January of 2008 Obama had become the Party’s favored candidate and even Bill Clinton, still a popular Democrat even then, had trouble raising crowds, according to The New York Times.

Still, the Clintons are not exactly packing them in even today. At a October rally in Iowa, for instance, there was still an awful lot of standing room at an outdoor rally led by Hillary’s hubby Bill. The former president was there to stump for Dem. Senate candidate Bruce Braley. During a Maryland rally for Democraticic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown last week, cameras caught many empty seats in the auditorium where Hillary spoke.

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