Clinton Uses Mechanics' Classroom as Backdrop for Iowa Campaign Launch

Apr 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton is choosing intimate, small group conversations as she begins campaigning in Iowa, seeking the Democratic Presidential nomination.

However, during a roundtable discussion in Kirkwood Community College’s auto mechanics shop-classroom outside Monticello, Clinton outlined big goals.

“We need to build the economy of tomorrow, not yesterday, she told a group of students and school administrators. “We need to strengthen families and communities, because that’s where it starts,” she added.

Then, holding up four fingers to illustrate the number of goals, she continued, “We need to fix our dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it, once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment. And”, she continued, “we need to protect our country from the threats that we see and the ones that are on the horizon.”

After briefly outlining those objectives, Clinton listened as the group described their educational experiences. She said she wants to find out “what’s working and build on that.”

Shortly after leaving the Monticello event, Clinton made an unannounced stop at Fuel, a coffee house on Mount Vernon’s main street where a crowd quickly gathered to overflow the small café.