Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton raced through the final weekend before Iowa's high-stakes leadoff precinct caucuses urging activists to look past the primaries and back her because she can win in November.
Clinton and Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland stumped through vote-rich eastern Iowa making the case that the former first lady is best able to win back the White House and is ready to tackle the job once she does.
Clinton said the backing she is getting from political leaders such as Strickland has meaning.
"They are not on a political suicide mission," said Clinton. "They are professionals, they are assessing each and every one of us and they are concluding, number one, I would be the best president and, two, I am the Democrat most likely to be elected."
Most polls have shown Clinton locked in a tight and fluid race in Iowa with leading rivals Barack Obama and John Edwards just days before next Thursday's caucuses launch the presidential nominating season. Most surveys have shown a large number of Democratic activists yet to make up their minds, and electability is a key concern of many who are hungry to win back the White House after an eight-year Republican grip.
Much of Clinton's claim of experience lies in her eight years as first lady during husband Bill Clinton's presidency, and she makes the case to activists that they were better off during her husband's tenure, and rejects the argument that she was asking voters to turn back the clock.
Since the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, Clinton has woven into her stump speech the argument that she is by far the most experienced Democrat to deal with a troubled and dangerous world.