Iowa's economy: Not issue No. 1?
January 2nd, 2012
10:51 AM ET
10 years ago

Iowa's economy: Not issue No. 1?

Des Moines, Iowa (CNNMoney) - If there is one state where the economy might not be issue No. 1, it's Iowa.

That's because the first state to begin presidential candidate selection has emerged relatively unscathed from the housing bubble and financial crisis that wreaked havoc on other parts of the country.


Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Iowa
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    I agree with the little girl in blue. And I don't think she's singing.

    Boy - that enthusiastic look on their faces tells me what I need to know. LOL

    January 2, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. GI Joe

    Wait a minute - I just noticed on second look - ALL WHITE.

    January 2, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  3. Marie MD

    That little kid yawning says it all. Even children find this flip flopping fool boring!!! 🙂 🙂

    January 2, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. diridi

    caused by GOP, now it is getting better....o.k,

    January 2, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  5. Logic in LA

    Iowa has a window every 4 years of media hype.As this, and other article point out however, tomorrows waste of time is not indicative of anything.- Too few attendees, issues that are not national and it's not even a vote- its a open forum for friends to change their minds on who to support just to make headlines.
    Enjoy your moment in the sun- or snow as it may be Iowa and then go back into insignificance politically.

    January 2, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  6. george of the jungle

    GI Joe you just noticed all the white faces.? Some say thats why Iowa is not a good measure of how people will vote. They are mostly white and christian. Mostly middle class. Not saying thats bad but just not a good way to measure the country. As a whole..Yes that little girl looks like she has heard enough.

    January 2, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  7. Larry L

    These are folks gullible enough to believe they have something in common with the power brokers of the Republican Party. The guys like Karl Rove know to use hot-button issues (guns, gays, abortion, god, and immigrants) to fire up the conservative white folks and create this illusion. How else can billionaires pretend to have anything in common with working people?

    January 2, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  8. CanadaONE

    The USA has 6.1 million Mormons if a Mormon runs for president this number should increase 5 times

    But China has 40 million Christians and growing in seven years they will have more Christians than the USA not to mention a better economy

    I wonder what WILL happen to the US when they become the minority



    January 2, 2012 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  9. tigerakabj

    GI Joe, indeed. The girl must be thinking, "I'd rather have cod-liver oil and stare at the wall than listen to this."

    Romney is joke - the kids know it, 75% of the GOP electorate know it, and the rest of America knows it.

    President Obama/Biden/E.Warren 2012

    January 2, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  10. Peace

    Just an advice to GOP though you did not ask for it. You better completely forget about Romney. He has already eliminated the Latino bloc. There is no way you can win without them. No way! Stop wasting your time!

    January 2, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |