Essential Estrogen: Fred Thompson: 'Everybody's Got to Start Somewhere'
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
If you think eastern Iowa seems an unlikely place to see Republican
presidential hopefuls two weeks away from the caucuses, you're
probably right. Linn and Johnson counties, in particular, have not
been bastions of Republican strength, and, most Republicans reside in
the western half of the state. Still, the numbers didn't seem to be on
former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's mind as he campaigned today in
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. "We're headed that way," he said with a
laugh when asked if he began his "Clear Conservative Choice: Hands
Down" bus tour in eastern Iowa because he felt the recent endorsement
of Iowa's Fifth District Congressman Steve King had already locked up
the Republican voters in that portion of the state.