Iowa's six electoral voters are judged to be all-important in the general election. Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have invested in the Hawkeye State.
Iowa is back at the dance again, and President Barack Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney are vying to fill our dance card. President Obama was in Iowa Thursday, on the heels of Romney's visit just 10 days ago. "We love you Mr. President," someone from the crowd at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center shouted as the president began his speech. "I love you back," he replied. Without Iowa "I would not have the privilege of being your president. You were the first ones to believe." Obama was also in Iowa City last month. Michelle Obama famously danced the Interlude, the YouTube sensation from the University of Northern Iowa as part of Iowa's campaign against childhood obesity in February, and met privately with volunteers …
Iowans were filling the Knapp Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Thursday afternoon in anticipation of President Obama's 7 p.m. speech. He first met with Iowans at TPI, a Newton manufacturer of wind turbine blades.
- Deb Belt
Thursday, May 24, 2012
They had to wait for more than two hours. But they didn't care. President Obama will hold a campaign event at 7 tonight at the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. Iowans from all over flocked to the grounds three to four hours in advance to get a good vantage point. Earlier in the afternoon the president visited TPI Composites, a Newton manufacturer of blades for wind turbines. The Obama campaign says the president will outline how far the country has come and the clear choice that voters face in the November election between Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. With the campaign slogan "Forward," the Democrats criticize Republicans for wanting to return "to the failed policies that…