Back Roads to the White House: We're back -- and so are Billary and friends
Excerpted from this post at Back Roads to the White House
They say some Iowa voters don't start paying attention to elections
until Labor Day. Well, here it is, the day that brings our Back Roads
to the White House vacation to an end -- and just in time to catch the
unofficial start of the sprint to the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus.
You can start paying attention now. On Monday, the national Democratic
front-runner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, brought her
husband, former President Bill Clinton, back to the Iowa State
Fairgrounds, where he first joined her on the campaign trail in July.
The occasion was "Solidarity Fest," the holiday show of force for the
South-Central Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. But don't let the
event's name fool you. One of Clinton's leading rivals, Sen. John
Edwards of North Carolina, made sure he had made his pro-labor speech
and got out of there before the Clintons and their unusually large
media tag-along crew arrived.