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Obama Cancels Iowa Trip

From KCCI-TV’s Web Site:

DES MOINES, Iowa — Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama is canceling a scheduled trip to Cedar Rapids.

Obama had planned to hold an economic forum on Wednesday morning. The stop was part of a two-week economic tour.

Obama’s campaign said the visit is being canceled so that no resources are diverted from flood relief efforts throughout the state.

Obama’s campaign said it spoke to members of Gov. Chet Culver’s staff before making the decision to cancel the event.

It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.  A good follow-up might be “Obama is considering a visit to flooded areas of Iowa”.  A good opportunity to start connecting emotionally with the community like Bill Clinton did in 1993.


The Weather Outside is Frightful

It’s looking like we’re in for a hard weekend and even into next week… thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail, tornadoes, flooding.  Everyone’s wondering if it will be as bad as the floods of ’93.  I don’t know, but if it is, I would prefer FEMA and the rest of the Federal Government just leave us alone, thank you very much.  We solved the issues with the water supply, we’ve got new berms and flood walls and so on… I suspect we can take care of ourselves here.

The last thing I’d want to see is for us to get dependent on the government like that.  If we think we should wait for federal assistance, we’ll be in worse shape than we were before.

That said, I …

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