Back roads to the White House: The boy on the bus
Excerpted from this post at Back roads to the White House
Former Sen. John Edwards threw down the gauntlet to reporters riding his campaign bus in central Iowa on Monday. He and his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, were talking about how they've learned to keep campaign speeches short here in the Hawkeye State, because in Iowa, the "real meat" of the meet-and-greet sessions comes in the question-and-answer periods. ... So the challenge was issued. Could the reporters come up with something original? We tried -- starting with a co-questioner who wanted to know if the senator had a habit of being late. (They had started the day more than an hour late that morning, but the senator and the inquiring mind disagreed about whether it was a regular thing.) Keep reading to see other attempts at asking something new.