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Then-Senator Obama making a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Feb. 10, 2007.
June 28th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

Did you know...?

Barack Obama will be making his fifth visit as president to Iowa today.  After formally announcing his intention to run for president on Feb. 10, 2007 in Illinois, then-Senator Obama spent the next two days in Iowa with visits to Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Ames.  Obama held more than 100 town hall meetings with Iowans over the course of his 21-month race to the White House, according to his 2008 presidential campaign.  In 2008, Obama carried the state with 54 percent over Republican presidential nominee John McCain's 45 percent.

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  1. Jay in NC

    He may have carried the state with 54% but that was way back in the Dopey Changie days. Before we all learned the truth of this warmonger and lier. Oh, Barry, is GITMO closed yet? Are the wars over? Is unemployment below 8%?

    June 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • jean2009

      The G. W. Bush legacy is long and deep... like the Reagan mess it will take about 20-25 years to start to see daylight...it also took about 20-25 years after Hoover to recover. Every time a president goes full out to implement Robert Taft's supply-side theory of American economic destruction it takes that long.

      June 28, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  2. stevegee

    Is our economy recovering? NObama.
    Has unemployment improved? NObama.
    Is federal spending under control? NObama.
    Are illegal immigrants being stopped? NObama.
    Is the Constitution being upheld? NObama.
    Are we better off than we were two and half years ago? NObama.
    Vote YES for Republicans in 2012.

    June 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  3. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Will you or any conservative who posts on this blog or any other blog please tell me HONESTLY, how do you think you will benefit if another Republican wins the Presidency in 2012? What have they shown they will do for you as an 'upper' or 'lower' middleclass taxpayer; working or retired? I know they have given the poor, elderly and education their behinds to kiss, but just what are they going to do for you? I see them caring about nothing but getting OBAMA out of the Whitehouse! Then you all can stand by!!

    June 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
    • Jim

      The Republican Party has a long history of manipulating middle class Americans. Currently they are extremely anxious to do what they can to win the Presidency.They realize this country is on the verge of recovering economically, they hope to hijack the recovery and call it their own. If they had tried to work with the President and care for the middle class American the recovery would be well on its way. Think of all the changes which they have recently put into action. Have any of them had any benefit to main street America. Not likely, their actions are driving a wedge between us. Where are the jobs they promised instead they create unemployment. Why crush unions but give breaks to corporations if its about the economy who drives the economy, the middle class. Americas economy is driven by the consumer not big business. If they actually care about America then lets ask them to step aside so the rest of us can focus on fixing the mess they left us to begin with

      June 30, 2011 at 12:41 am |
    • Jay in NC

      You ask "What have they shown they will do for you" This I think gets to the heart of the problem, the difference between, Conservatives and Liberals. Liberals continue to want something of monetary value from the government, you want a check, food, housing, and now healthcare. I think most Conservatives embraced President Kennedy's statement "Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country", however Liberals have turned this completely around. That is why people like Liz, ask "what will they do for you".

      But to answer your question, Conservatives and Tea Party have shown me is that they will keep spending down, that they will remove the excessive government so I can live my life. Liz, the most valuable thing that someone can give you is not money or gold, but your freedom.

      June 30, 2011 at 6:18 am |
  4. Liz Carter in Georgia

    We need to get rid of the whole blood-sucking Republican Party! Those old 'vampires' have been corporate-owned and bought for a long time! GET RID OF THEM! We need a Brand New Republican Party, PERIOD! I actually think all senators and representatives need to go once the President they were elected in under goes. The NEW PRESIDENT should come in with untainted blood; A NEW CONGRESS! The GOP isn't the party of Abraham Lincoln anymore! They've resorted all the way back to the party of 'THE BOARDWALK EMPIRE'!

    June 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  5. Liz Carter in Georgia

    GEEsteveGEE; Lend him your whipping stick for the 'CONS' or maybe you should let him borrow your Peter Pan 'majic wand', so when 'NOBAMA' fans it and blinks, maybe we will time travel back to NOVEMBER, 1999! 'YES WE CAN'! Barack H Obama wins the Presidency; his Vice President is Joseph Biden and his Secretary of State is none other than the wife of the Previous President, Hillary Rodham Clinton! Beautiful isn't it? That never would've happened back then, but we sure wouldn't have been looking at this mess!

    June 29, 2011 at 11:09 pm |
  6. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Oooh! The one statement from a Previous Democratic President, John F Kennedy, that you claim you (Republican) conservatives have 'cherry-picked' to justify your greed, selfishness and inhumanitarianism towards your own fellow-Americans! The very people whom many of which are the ones who keep your 'money flows' flowing; customers who purchase the goods and use the services; laborers who work at businesses, military, teachers, civil servants, medical workers, firemen, police and others? It was for us, right?

    June 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm |
  7. Liz Carter in Georgia

    ...RIGHT! So what makes you think he wasn't admonishing all Americans, Jay? Especially the ones who were reaping the greatest benefits of being in business in America? Many even soaking up businesses outside of America! I don't consider myself as a person of whom you just described, but I know as did KENNEDY that they are with us and as a nation who claims to care and does support the welfare of world humanity, we have to clean up our own backyard sometime! 'To whom much is given much is required'. BIBLICAL

    June 30, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  8. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Everybody in this nation is not or was not heritage privvy, selected, favored, blessed with opportunities, networking, nor financially able to start up a business, build a corporation, even to become a stockholder in one, they didn't have the money to do so; the inside information nor the business savvy needed to pursue such! Many Americans just settled for WORKING and earning a paycheck to pay their bills, TAXES, pensions, medical insurances, union dues to be more assured of just keeping their jobs!

    June 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  9. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Are we the only people JFK was talking to when he made that famous statement 'Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country'? Do you believe he was admonishing the working poor, retired poor, sick, elderly, disabled, underpaid, unemployable and disenfranchised for whatever reasons, whether it be lack of skills, education, justice system, oftentimes for many Americans, 'injustice' system; BTW, which also pulls in plenty of taxpayer money and federal subsidies! These folks?

    June 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  10. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Where are you Jay? It stands to my reasoning that the great, late JFK was mainly speaking to Americans who had the where-with-all to do for their country. To do for their country would mean assisting their unfortunate fellow Americans. BTW, he was speaking to a nation of people who were being snatched up left and right, being thrown into the Vietnam Conflict 'turned' War. Couldn't he have been attempting to encourage more patriotism in them and the families they were leaving to go 'do for their country'?

    July 1, 2011 at 3:28 am |