Essential Estrogen: Presidential Surrogates Bank on Iowa's Past
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
While polls in Iowa and the nation don't show their chosen candidates
as front-runners, former Minnesota Congressman Rick Nolan and Iowa
Rep. Mike Reasoner say the American people should stop and remember
history. "Of course there is some concern there," said Nolan, who has
been traveling Iowa as a surrogate for Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd.
"But, having said that, this time four years ago Joe Lieberman was the
leading Democratic candidate here in Iowa, and shortly after that Dick
Gephardt was the leading candidate and then Howard Dean was the
leading candidate. The same has been true for other Democratic
candidates -- Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, John Kennedy. Dodd is now
right about where all of those winners were." Reasoner, D-Creston, has
been stumping on behalf of Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and also believes
the lessons of four years ago are important.