Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s rally in New York Saturday could only bring out six people, which included a staffer, to an Iowa watch party in the town of Marshalltown, CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny described. Clinton is expected in Iowa on Monday.
Zeleny wondered if Clinton’s remarks could fire up her base further, while CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield described the watch party as “pitiful” looking.
Clinton reiterated to supporters at her campaign re-launch rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City that she was targeting the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision, among other issues.
“We have to stop of the endless flow of secret unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political process, drowning out the voices of our people,” Clinton said. “We need justices on our Supreme Court who will protect every citizen’s right to vote rather than every corporation’s right to buy elections.”
She added, “If necessary I will support a constitutional amendment to undo the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.”
Hillary also targeted the ultra wealthy, saying, “Prosperity can’t just be for CEOs and hedge fund managers. Democracy just can’t be for billionaires and corporations. Prosperity and democracy are part of your basic bargain too.”
Although New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was not in attendance at the kickoff, Clinton proposed a program that the mayor already established in New York recently—universal pre-school.
“That’s why I propose we make pre-school and quality childcare available to every child in America,” she said.
Clinton continued, “One thing that I’ve learned is that talent is universal. You can find it anywhere, but opportunity is not. Too many of our kids never have the chance to learn and thrive as they should and as we need them to. Our country won’t be competitive or fair if we don’t help more families give their kids the best possible start in life.”