Bill Clinton’s Iowa Speech Causes Baby to Cry

• January 31, 2016 5:26 pm


A baby was heard crying during Bill Clinton's stump speech for his wife Hillary Clinton Sunday in Iowa City.

"There's always somebody trying to take advantage," Clinton said, as the baby wept in the background. "There have always been greedy people who got rich doing things they shouldn't do. That's what we've got a government for."

It is unclear if the baby, who is too young to vote, was an actual supporter of Clinton's. Her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), has been trouncing her among younger voters in the polls, and thus it is more likely the infant would be more inclined to support him.

The baby was not available for comment.

With the Iowa caucuses on Monday, Clinton and Sanders are locked in a tight race, with former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley a mere afterthought. Clinton appears to hold a slight edge, but she held a wide lead a month ago that Sanders has steadily closed.

Iowa was where Clinton was initially stunned in her first bid for the White House in 2008, finishing in a disappointing third behind second-place John Edwards and eventual nominee and Iowa winner Barack Obama.

She rebounded to win the New Hampshire primary, but Obama ultimately captured the nomination and the presidency.

Published under: Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Iowa