- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 13, 2015

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

 

The small venue on Roosevelt Island outside New York City appeared packed to the gills for Hillary Clinton’s second announcement that she’s running for president, but there was much less excitement in Iowa.

CNN dispatched a reporter, Jeff Zeleny, to a “watch party” to gather reaction from what was expected to be throngs of people — but only six showed up.

“The real question here is: Is the enthusiasm going to be out there for Democrats?” Zeleny said in a live report. “I’m at a watch party here in Iowa and, Fredricka, only six people — which includes one staffer — were actually at it. Maybe people were watching at home, I’m not sure, but at this one party we picked randomly, only six people were inside watching it here in Marshalltown, Iowa.”

“Oh, that’s funny,” said host Fredricka Whitfield as CNN showed a few clips of the handful of people milling about the small room. “Those images of that house party, or watch party, I don’t know, looking kind of pitiful, not really very exciting.”

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