But the 2016 implications were impossible to ignore.
You know who else spoke at the Iowa Steak Fry two years before a presidential election? Barack Obama in 2006. http://t.co/1N56jO4mOa
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) August 18, 2014
Some Iowan institutions had recently become a bit peeved with Clinton, who devoted a lot of energy to Iowa in 2008 only to lose handily, as the 2016 speculation heated up and she failed to make an appearance in the state with the first presidential nominating contest.