As Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders remain locked in an extremely tight race in Iowa, today president Obama weighing in on their race. This, as candidates from both parties continue to stump in the Hawkeye state. With one week until the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton keeping up her push in Iowa:
“I believe I am the only candidate, on either side, with the experience and judgment to keep us safe at home and around the world.”
Clinton, hoping to keep up momentum after the Des Moines Register newspaper endorsed her this weekend. But, her fight in Iowa remains neck and neck with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
“If you look at the polling that we’ve seen nationally, Bernie Sanders does a lot better than Hillary Clinton does against Donald Trump.”
President Obama weighed in carefully today, telling Politico the race is between Sanders’ liberal idealism and Clinton’s experience and pragmatism. Calling Clinton – quote – “wicked smart”…but saying her strengths are also her weaknesses. Mister Obama also says Sanders campaigns like he has nothing to lose.
Meantime, in the GOP race, former Texas governor Rick Perry is now endorsing Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
“On day one this very committed conservative American will be ready to be commander and chief.”
And New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is back campaigning in New Hampshire after taking a break from the campaign to be in his state as this weekend’s powerful winter storm roared through.
As for frontrunner Donald Trump, former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld weighed in on FOX News.
“I would say he’s on fire in the country, he’s touched a nerve that’s brought out tens of thousands of people”
Back in Iowa, Senator Marco Rubio now says being endorsed by the Des Moines Register this weekend does not make him an establishment pick.
In Washington, Mike Emanuel, FOX News.