John Deeth Blog: Chuck Grassley: the face of the GOP (for a day, anyway)
Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
Chuck Grassley ... took another step forward as the national face of the GOP Saturday with the Republican response to the President's address. ... There's risks for Grassley being the face of the GOP when he faces re-election next year in a state that's trending blue. The Iowa race remains at the outer fringes of the national radar screen, mostly premised on the idea that Grassley may retire. You all know my theory on that: one more term and then grandson state Rep. Pat Grassley is old enough in 2016. But even with Grassley in the race we were briefly on the radar, until the president took Tom Vilsack out of the mix. That's really my biggest beef with The Prez so far (well, second biggest; I want the troops home last week and not in 20 months).