Hillary Clinton, though she didn't win the Iowa caucuses, said the results showed that the country is ready for change and a Democratic president.
"We're going to take this enthusiasm and go straight to New Hampshire," she told cheering supporters. "This is a great night for Democrats," citing the record turnout.
Flanked by her husband, the former president, Clinton said Democrats should focus on who is most electable and who is best prepared to take office on "day one," her mantra. And she made clear she has no plans to withdraw from the nomination race before the Feb. 5 super primary, when 22 states vote.
"We've always planned to run a national campaign all the way through the early contests," she said.