Friday, August 18, 2006

The Doctor is In

The Cooler made some calls this afternoon to GOPers and folks close to the Frist campaign, so we thought we'd let you know what we've heard. We haven't written on Frist since the Kennedy signing so it seems like it's about time.

Frist was welcomed by a medium sized crowd in Johnston for a fundraiser with Senate candidate Larry Noble. The usual suspects were in attendance, Frist discussed Health Care and the WOT. He then went to West Des Moines for a small roundtable discussion on health care with Jeff Lamberti. The Senate Majority Leader and Senate Co-President were joined by former Governor Terry Branstad. Then the Frist team went out to the fair where he did a TV interview, looked at some cattle, tried to avoid the fried food (he's a doctor you know) and met up with the venerable Charles Grassley and GOP Chairman Ray Hoffman. Apparently, Frist was dressed casually in a colorful shirt with a blazer. One person described his attire as "something you'd wear to a wedding at the beach." Whatever. Not an overwhelming crowd anywhere according to the reports. It seems as if Romney, Newt and McCain have been bigger draws.

Frist has an uphill battle ahead of him, but Kennedy and Branstad the younger are working hard getting him off the ground.

What do you think about the Frist preseason?

The Pro's articles here and here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

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2:22 PM  
Blogger Iowa Ennui said...

Seeing that the political universe that counts seems smaller by the day, I think Frist probably impressed the five people his team needed to impress to make return trips worth something. A couple more trips around the state, squeeze a couple more checks out of the cardiologists and orthopods. It's all good if you're one of the boys.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His stance on stem cells will put him in a league with Guiliani, McCain, and Pataki to fight for the scraps from the table of true Iowan Conservatives.

6:49 PM  
Blogger Iowa Ennui said...

I am so sorry that I didn't understand what a foot on a door really means.

8:23 PM  

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