Iowa voters have noticed that Hillary Clinton has stopped taking questions from the audience at her appearances. The campaign must have run out of handy plant life. Non-vegetable-like Iowans are not particularly amused by this:
Iowa Falls, Ia. ? Iowans have noticed that Democrat Hillary Clinton has not been taking public questions from audiences during most of her final-push campaign rallies.
After her 40-minute monologue ended shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, Clinton immediately began to sign autographs, pose for photographs and listen to caucusgoers? concerns one on one.
Iowa Falls resident Alene Rickels, 51, when asked her thoughts about the event, told a reporter: ?Her speech was really good, but it would?ve been interesting to see how she reacted to questions.
?I really thought she would take questions,? said Rickels, a middle school teacher. ?It?s late in the day, so I?m assuming that that?s the reason. I don?t know what she did the rest of the day.?
Clinton took no questions from audiences at any of her stops earlier Sunday, in Vinton, Traer and Cedar Falls.
That message control raised eyebrows for other caucusgoers.
Clinton has taken questions at two of 19 appearances, Obama has done so at 12 of 24. The difference is pretty stark, isn't it? The report mentions that other Democratic candidates are more accessible. They only mention one Republican, Mitt Romney, who is also not taking questions in recent appearances. I suppose it really isn't all that big a deal in the great scheme of things. Besides, how many questions did Hillary get from plant life in the audience at earlier events?