Barack Obama started his historic run to the White House 4 years ago in Iowa. President Obama will pay honor to that next Monday with his final pre-election stop taking place in Des Moines. The campaign of Obama’s opponent, Republican Mitt Romney, argues Iowa will once again play a prominent role in deciding the next president. Although Romney’s senior strategist, David Kochel, lays out his reasons why this time Iowa will stop Obama, rather than push him on to a second term.
Kochel argues his case like this:
Democrats are down in their early voting from 4 years ago, while Republicans are up.
Republicans have worked the ground game harder this time, knocking on more doors and calling more Iowans.
Independents backed Obama last time but support Romney in higher numbers this time.
And Romney scored 4 Iowa newspaper endorsements last week, including 2 that endorsed Obama in 2008.
Kochel, the musician, wraps up his argument in song, thanks to B.B. King.