Living in Iowa as we do, I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on the parade of presidential candidates testing their message here.
Members of our family have already seen Barack Obama, John Edwards,Â John McCain, and we know people who have introduced Hillary Clinton on stage andÂ hosted a house meeting with Sam Brownback (the Clinton-Brownback introducees/hostsÂ were different people in case you are wondering!). So it’s not far from the truth when people say each candidate has been in every living room in the state. I have been terribly undecided so far and since they moved the caucuses to January 3, I won’t be able to participate in the caucuses. So, I lose my voice in the process this year after being the precinct chair for the last caucus. Unlike most of the country, Marshall County is divided quite evenly politically, with about 1/3 registered Republicans, 1/3 registered Democrats, and 1/3 registered independents. So in some ways, this part of the state is a good representation of the nation.