In a very timely fashion, Polk County GOP Chair Ted Sporer made an extremely insensitive remark about Barack Obama this weekend. He rhetorically asked the Des Moines Register reporter "how they would like to vote for someone who's name rhymes with Osama." Remember Sporer created controversy in the week leading up to the November election by defending Rush Limbaugh's assessment of Michael J. Fox. There was some good news for the Thompson campaign in that article. They drew a crowd of 80 to Pagliai's Pizza in Johnston.
In other Obama news, he drew a crowd of 15K to his announcement over the weekend in Chicago and over 6K to an event in Ames later that day. Obamamania has certainly taken hold in Iowa.
Sam Brownback addressed a Right-to-Life group in Davenport in his continued quest to become the credible conservative alternative in the race. This statement regarding the "2nd part of his platform" was particularly interesting.
"The second part of his platform, he said, is rebuilding the family structure, the breakdown of which is the cause of many of the nation’s social ills. "
Brownback also picked up the endorsement of key Quad Cities soco activist Luana Stoltenberg.
We'll be back with more this afternoon. Please respect our wishes and let's get off on the right foot with a positive dialogue.