Iowa Republicans eager for 2012 race to kick into gear
March 26th, 2011
08:27 PM ET
11 years ago

Iowa Republicans eager for 2012 race to kick into gear

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - In a northeast suburb of this capital city, more than 250 politically active Iowans gathered Saturday to talk about hunters' rights and wildlife conservation.

Safari Club International's state chapter hosted an exposition and conducted seminars at the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona - an event capped by a banquet and auction in the evening. It was a gathering tailor-made for retail politics. At least 25 county coordinators for the 2008 John McCain-Sarah Palin Iowa presidential campaign operation attended the event and Dave Funk, past president of SCI's state chapter, said many more people were caucus-goers. And not just any caucus-goers - conservative caucus-goers.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    They've got such a great crop of candidates for 2012... NOT. Rinos (Romney) and idiots (Palin, Bachmann, Huckabee.) There's just no way they're going to win in 2012.

    March 26, 2011 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  2. ABM

    Do you hear that sound? It is the sound of lies and anti-Obama rhetoric hitting the airwaves. The field is full of people who are not presidential and should have every comment made over the past 10 years scrutinized to what they are going to say for the next 18-20 months. As a registered Republican I am not happy with ANYONE in the field.

    March 26, 2011 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. B

    Fools rush in..

    Obama is smiling.

    March 26, 2011 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  4. once upon a Horse

    as my "buddy" Rush Limbaugh stated this is a weak GOP field so far.....not an outstanding one amongst any of them. Cain decided to run 4 years too late because American has gotten past the "first black POTUS" thing and the so-called "white guilt" some claim lead to Obama winning doesn't exist with Republicans. Beyond him the rest aren' worthy either IMO.

    March 27, 2011 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  5. chris87654

    Doesn't matter much about Palin anymore now that Michele is going for it. Run Run Michele. Sarah step aside.

    March 27, 2011 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  6. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    If someone would finally announce than they would have something to be excited about. When the GOP has something to run for instead of run from...maybe someone would listen. I just do not listen to complainers and that is all they do.

    March 27, 2011 12:23 am at 12:23 am |