Yesterday in Iowa, the Hillary Clinton campaign told their young supporters they couldn’t speak to the press. This clumsy and seemingly paranoid move earned Hillary Clinton mockery even on MSNBC.

Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard has the details:

“Here’s what struck me,” said Susan Page of USA Today, “when I read the coverage in the Des Moines Register this morning. Jennifer Jacobs, who’s been on your show, was covering this last night. Big demonstrations outside of young people for O’Malley and Hillary Clinton. She went up to the Clinton supporters — these are protesters for Clinton — and they were told they were not allowed to [speak to] a reporter.”

Page continued, “Now, why in the world would the campaign tell their own supporters who came out to campaign in favor Hillary Clinton … these are the young people, college kids, for Hillary, and they’ve been told they can’t talk to reporters. Why in the world would you do that?

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According to the Daily Mail, Hillary was outshone in Iowa by Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley:

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, two emotionally potent politicians determined to run far to the left of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, outshined her Friday night during the Democratic presidential field’s first big ‘cattle-call’ event.

Following Clinton, who spoke in sharp cadence about herself and her family’s story, the two men wowed a crowd of more than 1,300 with powerful appeals to progressives.

Clinton entered the presidential race as the presumptive Democratic nominee, but she has at least two formidable foes who exceeded her ovations and grew their following on Friday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Friday night marked a first for Democrats in the 2016 race for the presidency: a ‘cattle call’ audition where every declared candidate spoke to a large audience in an early primary state on the same night.

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