Soledad Reports: Autographed baseballs and life coaching
January 3rd, 2012
11:05 AM ET
11 years ago

Soledad Reports: Autographed baseballs and life coaching

Note: Watch "Starting Point" with Soledad O'Brien weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on CNN and check back here as she files reports from Iowa.

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)
- David Long asked me to sign his baseball. He collects them and gets people to sign them so he carries them around Des Moines.

"It's going to be exciting at the caucuses," he says. He plans to take his kids. Besides getting autographs he wants the elections to move us past bad policies of the past. He wishes we had someone in between President Barack Obama and the Republicans. He agrees with about 80 percent of what Ron Paul says but can't go with the idea of getting rid of so many government departments. He says there are people out there who need services. Even so, he won't caucus with the Republicans this time around.

David is a life coach. If he were life coaching Obama he would tell him to be true to his word. He thinks Mitt Romney, more than anyone, needs to stand behind what he says. Rick Santorum needs to be understanding, to recognize people are different, he said. He believes Michele Bachmann needs to break the agreements she has with herself. "Ron Paul is just too cool to need a life coach," he said.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ben Thare

    This article is a pun suggesting that David Long "has a lot of balls".

    I can't believe that CNN actually lets O'Brien report. I can still remember when she was an anchor in Los Angeles and had difficulty reading and interpreting cue cards. The trend continues.

    January 3, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    He would tell Obama to be true to his word? David implies that Obama is a liar. If I were David's life coach I tell him to look up the meaning of the phrase "true to his word" and explain how Pres. Obama hasn't done that.

    January 3, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. shoegazer

    Soledad autographs baseball? She just have Scott Boras land her a deal with the Mets?

    January 3, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. DumbasRocks [R]s

    "Even so, he won't caucus with the Republicans this time around."

    Looks like Soledad finaly came across someone with a brain in Iowa! They ARE there; you just have to look AWAY from the [R] circus to find them!

    Every single moron voting in the [R] caucus on Tues. is positioning his/herself to FAIL the IQ test in Nov. 2012.

    January 3, 2012 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  5. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Wow, thank for all this totally useless BS Soledad. Isn't there a garbage collectors strike somewhere you can go cover? You are emminently qualified for that assignment.

    January 3, 2012 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |