Hillary is outdone in first major Iowa test as Bernie Sanders calls for a ‘revolution’ and Martin O’Malley has some Clinton partisans on their feet – and she talks mostly about HERSELF – The Daily Mail

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  • In the Democrats’ first ‘cattle call’ event of 2015, all five presidential candidates appeared on the same stage
  • Clinton spoke of herself while two of her more energetic rivals fed red meat to the lions
  • Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders trumpeted a populist brand of liberalism meant to appeal to young fans of free college and income redistribution
  • Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s voice trembled as he shushed Hillary’s partisans with a lengthy list of liberal accomplishments
  • Clinton’s best lines, about Donald Trump’s hair and global warming deniers, couldn’t match the energy brought by her two main rivals

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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