Candidates flood the zone as caucuses close in
December 27th, 2011
07:37 AM ET
11 years ago

Candidates flood the zone as caucuses close in

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - As the clock ticks towards the start of the primary and caucus calendar, campaigning here in the Hawkeye state kicks into high gear.

Five of the major Republican presidential candidates will campaign in Iowa on Tuesday with one week to go until the state's January 3 caucuses, the first contest in the race for the GOP nomination. And as the candidates criss-cross the state, Iowa airwaves will see an explosion of campaign TV commercials, following a brief lull for Christmas.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Republicans
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. GonzoinHouston

    (to the tune of "My Favorite Things", and with many apologies to Julie Andrews)

    Newt is irate due to ads run by Mittens
    Perry blanked out and now he's having kittens
    Bachman's a flake and Ron Paul's logic stings
    These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things!

    Santorum's nuts but you can't say he's lazy
    Hunstman is smart but he's not enough crazy
    Tea Party wants to pull everyone's strings
    These are a few of my fa-vor-ite things!

    When the polls drop, when the ads flop
    When FOX says they're sad,
    I simply remember that Newt's falling too
    And then I don't feel so baaaaa-aaaaad!

    December 27, 2011 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. Anonymous

    What a horrible way to spend the holidays. I can't believe Iowans put up with this every four years.

    December 27, 2011 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  3. diridi

    Iowa, none of these GOP idiots are worth. These idiots are for Rich, Oil, Corporate greed, and Foreign Cheap Labor. and Shipping jobs overseas, and Wars, Wars, and Wars....Already planning to war with Iran to loot the nation. Nonsense.

    December 27, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    The Grammy for Best Political Satire goes to GonzoinHouston.

    Thanks for the laugh, G.

    December 27, 2011 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Gonzo – You are the best! Brilliant synopsis.

    December 27, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  6. Marie MD

    Thank gawd it's almost over. If I hear about one more debate I will personally fill a creek with tea!

    December 27, 2011 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  7. ST

    No wonder so many are still undecided. If these candidates were not able to sell what they have, do they think they can do it within a week left??? I doubt it!

    December 27, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  8. Keith in Austin

    I always knew that Wire Paladin in SF would be into show tunes, but funny nonetheless Gonzo! Hehehehe

    December 27, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  9. GI Joe

    Look at ME! Me Me Me Me Me Me Me -- Gimmee Gimmee Gimmee $$$$$$$

    December 27, 2011 09:07 am at 9:07 am |