In Iowa, true believers ignore politics' fickle winds
December 31st, 2011
02:21 PM ET
11 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.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
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  1. Logic in LA

    True believers? Where? Not in Iowa! These people are the embodiment of fickle! they can't even stay true to a candidate for two full months! What's more, they don't even bother to argue for a primary, only a social gathering where they can agree with their neighbors. It shows me how little of a social life Iowans have.
    Show some backbone Iowa- demand a REAL primary and vote in 2016! Make your choice worth something or stop taking up airtime.

    December 31, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. Bill, NY

    When I look at what the republican offerings in Iowa, it seems to lend credence to the prediction that the world will end in 2012. One of the front runners religion believes that black people should always be relegated to second class status, while the other leads me to believe that if he were elected his supreme court appointments would bring back Dred-Scott. Neither instills any confidence in the ability of these candidates to rebuild our fragile economy. If any one of the current republican slate takes the white house we will surely go from bad to much,much worse.

    December 31, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Like a natural disaster, people always show up to see the devastation.

    December 31, 2011 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    After listening to Michael Reagan, I realize that young Ron Reagan may be an only child.

    December 31, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Bravo

    We need to give Pres. Obama a credit, He knew and still knows that every individual needs healthcare. Who can not tell these people need to be examined. This is beyond anyone's understanding! It is absurd!

    December 31, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |