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From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line
From imperial to accessible, Hillary Clinton works the rope line

When Hillary Rodham Clinton finished third in Iowa during the 2008 presidential race, voters' post-game analysis couldn’t have been clearer. She didn’t spend enough time in the Hawkeye State. She didn’t bond with Iowans. She was the imperial candidate. Returning to Iowa for the first time Sunday after that “excruciating” loss, Clinton seemed to have taken those lessons to heart. After her speech at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, Clinton patiently worked the rope line for more than half an hour — warmly shaking hands, signing copies of her book and chatting with voters about her soon-to-arrive grandchild. “God bless...

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