I’m told the reason it remains illegal to raise chickens in Iowa City, where I live, is because Iowans moved to our relatively cosmopolitan college town to get away from the country people and, by extension, their chickens. Twentysomethings from bigger cities, where it is fashionable to raise your own chicks and harvest fresh eggs and place them decorously on gingham dish towels, come to Iowa thinking they will live the country life for a little while, only to find their neighbors shutting them down. I mention this by way of explaining my first impression of the 400 people who came to see Mitt Romney in a hotel in Davenport, Iowa, on Tuesday night: These are the people who would call the police on your illegal chickens.
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Ron Paul has supporters, but will they come to caucus?
Meanwhile Mitt Romney doesn’t seem interested in running against Paul. But have you heard of this Obama guy?
And Rick Santorum isn’t doing so well in the Hawkeye state: “I feel very, very good about how things are going and it’s nice to see that reflected in some of the polls, but we have a lot of work to do. A lot of work.”
Family Leader president Bob Vander Plaats phoned Bachmann last Saturday to ask her to rethink her 2012 bid in hopes of uniting social conservatives behind one candidate in Iowa.
“Yes, there was a call that was made,” Bachmann told CBS. “But it didn’t make sense, because my numbers have always been above those of Sen. Santorum’s. It makes no sense for me to drop out.”
—Iowa evangelical leader asked Bachmann to drop 2012 bid | Yahoo News