Most of the candidates who’re seeking the Democratic Party’s 2004 presidential nomination are in Iowa this morning. Seven of the nine announced democratic presidential candidates are in Des Moines where they’ll appear at a forum sponsored by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union. Yesterday, candidates John Kerry, a Massachusetts Senator, and Dick Gephardt, a Missouri Congressman, outlined their health care plans at separate events in Des Moines. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich met with union workers and appeared on an Iowa Public television show. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dead went to Cornell College in Mount Vernon. As for who won’t be here today, Kerry is speaking in New Hampshire — the state with the nation’s first primary in the next presidential election; and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman doesn’t campaign on the Jewish Sabbath, so he won’t be here either.