Hillary Clinton, the candidate presidential hopeful Marco Rubio dismissed as "a leader from yesterday," is kicking off her campaign in Iowa Tuesday morning.
Following a 1,000-mile road trip from her New York home, Clinton is scheduled to speak at Kirkwood Community College. That's where Democratic voters will be looking for a fresh message after a disappointing third-place finish in the state's 2008 caucuses, reports CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes.
Clinton only surfaced once on Monday, at a Chipotle restaurant in Maumee, Ohio, where security video showed her ordering lunch. Tuesday she begins to reintroduce herself to Iowa voters.
Five democrats in Beaverdale, Iowa, along with their neighbors, were such active volunteers for President Obama's reelection they earned the nickname "Obamadale."
Some of them said they are "Ready for Hillary."
"I think she's really well qualified to be president," John Judge said.
Others are still on the fence.
"My hope is that in this cycle, Hillary has learned from some of those past mistakes: listen more, talk less, and that's what the president did," Kimberley Boggus said.
Attorney Sean Bagniewski was in Clinton's campaign video along with his wife and his dog. He said it was filmed a month and a half ago.
Bagniewski has been a Clinton fan since fifth grade, but he still hopes other Democrats get in the race, including former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb.
"I think it's better for the candidates, better for the voters to get the whole array of opinions and I think it's better for Iowa," Bagniewski said.
Iowa, after all, is a state where voters like meeting their candidates again and again before they make up their minds.
They also haven't ruled out the possibility that Clinton's competition could come out of nowhere, noting that at this time in 2007, a lot of voters hadn't heard of President Obama either.