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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Essential Estrogen: Iowa Thoughtful Shines Through Presidential Forum

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Why would a national organization with national name recognition
choose to hold its first presidential forum in Iowa? "This forum is
clearly another example of why the Iowa caucuses are so important,"
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan said following Monday's
event. "Not only do organizers understand that presidential candidates
are in our state, but it is a reflection on the fact that if the Iowa
people are supporting an event, the candidates know it is something
they should also be supporting." "Is there really any other place in
America where you could get 2,700 people, a former governor, the
current governor, at least one Iowa congressman and four Democratic
presidential candidates to come together on a Monday morning to talk
about cancer?" asked participant Ellen Jeffers. Gov. Chet Culver and
United States Rep. Dave Loebsack set out the importance of the event
and Iowa's role in raising the national conversation.

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