Tuesday’s tricky travel conditions in Iowa caused several candidates to cancel campaign events. Republicans Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were the only candidates to make public appearances in Iowa on Tuesday. Events in eastern Iowa featuring former President Bill Clinton were canceled, but Clinton called the public radio station in the Quad Cities to chat up his wife’s candidacy.
As he did the day before at four events in Iowa, Clinton called his wife a "change agent" during his telephone conversation with WVIK. "She did it in the White House. She did it when we lived in Arkansas when I was governor," Clinton said. "She did it right out of the box in law school when she worked for Legal Services and tried to help poor kids with disabilities get better education in school."
While Clinton praised the way his wife has confronted a variety of domestic issues over the years, the former president painted his wife as someone who would be a cooperator when it comes to foreign policy. "We need help on resolving our foreign policy problems in the Middle East because we have to get out of the Iraq conflict. We need to work with others in dealing the challenge of global warming…We have to cooperate in dealing with the problem of terror," Clinton said. "There’s nothing we can do by ourselves."
Today on the Iowa campaign trail, all the Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to share the same stage at a debate sponsored by The Des Moines Register. Iowa Public Television will carry the debate live at one o’clock and will rebroadcast it at seven o’clock this evening.