In Iowa, true believers ignore politics' fickle winds
December 31st, 2011
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

In Iowa, true believers ignore politics' fickle winds

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) - In an empty parking lot off New York Avenue, the rumpling sound of a plastic Herman Cain 2012 banner can be heard flapping in the wind. The sign on the window at Cain's headquarters here still reads, "Come in, we're open." Inside, a table full of bumper stickers, yard signs and buttons gathers dust.

It's a haunting scene for the presidential candidates pinning their hopes on a respectable finish in the January 3 Iowa caucuses, a reminder that a candidate who has the nation talking can suddenly put a period on the end of the sentence.

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