In Iowa, it is a skin game all about rubbing shoulders, glad-handing, soap-boxing, and eating strange foods or normal foods in strange ways. Hillary opted for a pork chop on a stick eaten in an Elizabethan manner - held in hand - do not try this at the dinner table unless you enjoy scornful glances. But all is fair at the Iowa State Fair.
Neither Hillary nor her opposition front runner climbed the soap box today. Both she and The Teflon Donald chose other venues. In a shady spot near a corral where little heifers were being shown by 4-H kids, former Senator Tom Harkin introduced Hillary with a resounding endorsement citing chapter and verse of her service with him in the Senate.
Before going off for a stroll on the fair grounds and casual meet-ups with supporters and voters in general, Hillary took a few questions from the press. She was cool, calm, composed, and responded patiently, thoroughly, consistently with what she has been saying all along, and all with her dazzling smile,
She called out the Republicans for making a partisan political issue out of the Benghazi tragedy and faulted the Select Committee for retrofitting its original purpose, preventing another such tragedy, to serve as a witch hunt in an election cycle.
Here is a longer video from C-SPAN.