Hillary Clinton declared she will "take a backseat to no one" to mostly unimpressed college students at a Dartmouth College cookout yesterday. She touted universal background checks and railed against the "gun lobby," but the students mostly yawned, Politico reports.

Hillary's message: "I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values" was meant to dampen Sanders' support, but the students at the liberal bastion found her unpersuasive.

Clinton's cookout served up hamburgers and apple pie and drew 850 New Hampshire locals and students "with more questions than passion for the Democratic frontrunner," reported Politico.

There were even people wearing Sanders T-shirts and waving his campaign banners in the crowd, evidence that in the Granite State, Sanders' populist rhetoric and socialist economic policies are winning supporters.


"I'm probably leaning more toward Bernie," admitted Roland Downey, 18, who attended the rally with his father, Glenn King, a nurse. "I like that he's being more modern," said Downey of the 73-year-old candidate. "I don't know enough about Hillary." King said he was also still undecided.

Dee Roberts, who works in human resources at Dartmouth College, said she came out to see Clinton but that she likes what she's heard from Sanders. "We're pretty liberal here," she said. "He's very straightforward and doesn't take PAC money." She said she was hoping to hear more specifics from Clinton on her economic policy.

Unfortunately for Roberts, Clinton didn't give any specifics on the economy Friday. She said she will unveil her "specific policies" in around 10 days.

But she had plenty of criticism to spare for the Republicans on economic policy, saying those who have criticized the pace of the economic recovery under President Obama "just don't know the theory of original sin" and "the kind of poor management and bad economic policies that put us into the ditch in the first place."

Clinton sought distance with Sanders on the 2nd Amendment. "We have to take on the gun lobby one more time," said Clinton without the help of a teleprompter or notes, according to Politico. "The majority of gun owners support universal background checks, and we have to work very hard to muster the public opinion to convince Congress that's what they should vote for."

Hillary also spoke of ending ending mass incarceration, funding for early childhood education and helping those with mental health and substance abuse problems, but her usual campaign notes sounded sour to New Hampshire ears.

The lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton at Dartmouth is nothing new -- in April, The Daily Mail found that only 9 out of 50 students surveyed thought she'd make a good president. She has "blood on her hands" for mishandling Benghazi, one freshman told the Daily Mail, while another student called Clinton "grizzled' from a life in politics.