It’s another day of intense presidential campaign activity in Iowa. Former President Bill Clinton’s campaigning in western Iowa on his wife’s behalf. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee chatted with Republicans in Cedar Rapids at nine o’clock this morning, his last stop on a two-day swing through the state.
Democrat Christopher Dodd was in Coralville this morning to talk about veteran’s issues. Republican Rudy Giuliani will campaign today in Cedar Falls and Ames, stressing his career as a prosecutor. "People know a lot about my time as mayor of New York City….a lot of them don’t remember that before that, I had a good deal of experience in the Justice Department as a United States Attorney that prosecuted organized crime, I think, in an almost unprecedented way," Giuliani said during an interview with Radio Iowa.
Two former prosecutors are campaigning with Giuliani today to help make his case: Jim Thompson, the former Illinois governor who was a United States Attorney in Chicago, and Dan Webb who was a U.S. Attorney when Giuliani worked in Ronald Reagan’s Justice Department.
Democrat Barack Obama will make four public appearances by day’s end, with stops in Fairfield, Ottumwa, Chariton and Knoxville. Obama’s stressed retirement security at his mid-morning stop in Ottumwa. Obama has suggested the Social Security system isn’t in crisis, but rather has a cash flow problem that can be fixed. "If we take a constructive approach to trying to solve the problem now…we are a lot less likely to find ourselves in a jam later on which would require a much more expensive fix," Obama said during an interview with Radio Iowa.
By week’s end, all the Democratic candidates who are competing for votes in Iowa’s Caucuses will be here to speak at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Des Moines Saturday night.