Endorsements in Iowa: Why They Matter
Elected officials in Iowa make it a point to endorse presidential candidates. Why? What does either group gain from when a relatively small-time official in a state in the middle of the Midwest makes a public statement of support for a candidate running for a national office? Quite a lot, in fact. From state officials’ […]
Play That Funky Music
Walk-up music. It’s one of those things at a political event that goes unnoticed if chosen well, but can be disastrous if it’s a poor choice. As I’ve been attending political events, I’ve been playing a little game where I try to figure out what the candidate’s walk-on music would be before they actually come […]
Feet to the Fire: Bird-Dogging on the Campaign Trail
The caucus campaign trail can be exhausting. It’s like being interviewed over and over again for a job you haven’t even applied for yet by people you’ve never met before. And in Iowa, there are a number of groups making sure that process stays tough on presidential candidates. At any given campaign event you can […]
Where in the World is John Kasich?
The Onion: the favorite satirical newspaper that has been cranking out hits since 1988. It has truly mastered the art of reading like any other newspaper article and continues to incorporate current events. However, in an article just recently published, the subject might as well be true: “Iowa Residents Mystified After Strange Sign Bearing Word […]