The Sun Times | February 23, 2007
BY JENNIFER HUNTERDES MOINES, Iowa — Iowans see themselves as a pragmatic people; they deliberate stubbornly before they reach a decision, particularly when it comes to choosing presidential nominees.They like to meet and query the candidate up close in a neighbor’s living room or the local school library. And they are demanding; they want to see the candidate again and again before offering support.
But there is something about Barack Obama that is challenging Iowans’ solid, basic instincts, even as they try to resist making a decision so soon. After all, it’s a year before the Iowa caucuses, and there are many Democratic candidates passing through: Chris Dodd, John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden…
‘I Trust Him’ — Standoffish Iowans Flocking to Obama
February 23, 2007 by Akin Salawu