July 5, 2007


Fun and Relaxation? Not for a Presidential Candidate on the Fourth of July (ADAM NAGOURNEY, 7/05/07, NY Times)

For most Americans, Independence Day is a day of relaxing: beaches and barbecues, fireworks and parades.

For Americans who happen to be running for president, the Fourth of July is an opportunity. And nowhere was that more evident on this July 4 than in Iowa, the state with the caucuses that start the presidential nomination process.

Like it or not — and Iowans tend to like it — there were presidential candidates everywhere: at parades here and in Pella; at a picnic at Marshalltown; at a backyard barbecue; and a park and a Class AAA baseball game in Des Moines.

There was even a Chris Dodd float in our local parade--who knew he was still running?

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2007 8:38 AM
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