Good morning from Des Moines
December 26th, 2011
08:57 AM ET
11 years ago

Good morning from Des Moines

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Good morning from the Hawkeye State capital.

It's 25 degrees as the sun comes up here in Des Moines. The mild temperatures are expected to continue Monday, with a high in the mid 40's.

Monday's a holiday for most Americans, including nearly all of the Republican presidential candidates. Of the major GOP White House hopefuls, only Rick Santorum hits the campaign trail with eight days to go until the Iowa caucuses, which kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar. The former senator from Pennsylvania is scheduled to join what his campaign calls "several prominent Iowa conservative leaders" for a pheasant hunt near the town of Adel.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
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  1. diridi

    No sane guys in GOP, they all talk like drunkards, and idiots. o.k, Spending, let me tell you., it is not a problem, Generating Income is a problem., why didn't they ask when we spent 1.5 trillion dollars on Iraq, 20 billion dollars in Pakistan? GE, GM, Ford, etc, companies did not pay dime to Tax, resulted this one...o.k, You want to cut Unemployment benefit, social security, Medicare, etc,., If this so, guns prevail in gun-free society. What a brainless thinking. WE need Education, Infrastructure, again, we need not build Homes,etc, we have plenty, my neighborhood, lot of homes are on sale...we need INFRASTRUCTURE. Green-Energy, etc,...Obama is a good leader. You know this after one idiot comes from mess this nation even further...leader needs character, and vision, this Obama has. o.k,

    December 26, 2011 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  2. Dreamer96

    It would be interesting if they showed a map of Iowa, whit the average age of the population, and the economic growth, new jobs, and current jobs...You would see the many small towns are dying...populations growing old and the young moving away, because there are fewer and fewer jobs in those small towns...growth mainly are the retirement homes...which own more and more of the towns homes...Wind farms might help...not the great big ones..but the kind that use to cover the middle west or plains a 100 years ago, pumping water from the ground...we could build these and use them to make heat their homes, or that the local propane company would collect and sell on the national markets...

    December 26, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  3. fred ca should change your screen name to 'total bliss'. We spend 30 percent more, per student, on education then the last 3 Western European countries I lived in...all 3 rank far above the US in student achievement. The same is true for Asia. As to green energy read the report in the Washington Post today. And government does not 'generate revenue'. It takes revenue.

    December 26, 2011 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  4. chuck weidemann

    All I want for Christmas is after Iowa let there be just three candidates!!! Everyone else go home or sell your books.bake cookies,do radio shows,save whatever just go away!!!

    December 26, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Iowans will show up with their white hair, canes, wheel-chairs, government subsidies (for their "farms), and try to tell the rest of the country what to do.

    No thanks - We need to progress, not regress.

    December 26, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |