Iowa Heartland Democratic Forum Happening Now – Update: Hillary booed

It’s currently on C-SPAN until 5pm or so for anyone interested. Here’s a blurb from the website:

DES MOINES, IOWA – On Saturday, December 1, 2007 at the Heartland Presidential Forum, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Christopher Dodd, Sen. John Edwards, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and Sen. Barack Obama will address our community values, telling 5,000 real people what they will do to offer bold solutions for getting America back to where we are at our best.

To take part in this historic event, you can:

* Watch the forum live on television. C-SPAN 1 will cover the entire event from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST.

* Listen to the candidates’ responses when they each take their turn onstage to hear personal stories and questions from real people. From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST, tune in live to XM Radio 169 The Power or Radio One talk stations in the following markets: WOL-AM 1450 in Washington, DC and WCHB-AM 1200 in Detroit.

* View the whole forum live via webcast from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm at or

I will put some highlights or maybe the entire thing up later after it airs.


It’s done and I’ll get some clips up.

However, Political Radar is reporting that Hillary was booed over her answer for immigration:

Clinton, who was forced to call in to speak to the crowd of thousands because of weather difficulties, took questions on topics from healthcare to illegal immigration.

The senator was asked if she would “make a decision to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship” during her first 100 days in office. Clinton responded saying, “I have been favoring a plan to citizenship for years. I voted for it in the Senate, I have spoke out about it around Iowa and the country and in my campaign. And as president comprehensive immigration reform will be a high priority for me.”

Soft booing could be heard from the audience. The man repeated his question about the first 100 days. Clinton replied, “Well you’ve to get congress to pass the legislation and the president to do as much as possible, which I will do.” Louder boos came from the crowd.

I will try to get the video clip up as soon as I get it transferred over. I’ll update this post again with the video later.


Here’s the video of Hillary:

Not as bad as you’d think. Just a clear dissatisfaction of the crowd with her answer. Anything short of “No human being is illegal” probably would draw the same reaction there.