The Democrat challenging Republican Congressman Steve King in November says King favors too much freedom in the nation’s economic markets, and Rob Hubler , a Democrat from Council Bluffs, says that’s why we’re seeing a meltdown on Wall Street. "What is happening is a direct result of the McCain/Bush/King philosophy of unfettered free enterprise with no oversight and no regulation and we have what we have because of that," Hubler says.
There are just over 44,000 more registered Republican than Democratic voters in the fifth congressional district. But Democrats point to different statistics which show almost 8700 residents in the fifth district have signed on as Democrats so far this year, while the ranks of Republicans have dropped by about 2800 in the 32-county area. "People are angry and there is going to be a change," Hubler says. "There is an earthquake going on out there, even in the fifth district."
Hubler spoke Saturday night at the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner, choosing to play the song, "Dancing in the Streets" over the loudspeakers as he took the stage. As you may recall, Hubler’s opponent, Congressman King, said this past spring that al Qaeda and other radical Islamists will "dance in the streets" if Barack Obama wins the White House. On Saturday night, Hubler predicted that Democrats will sweep all five congressional districts in Iowa. "We are going to elect Barack Obama the next Democratic president," Hubler said. "…When that happens, everyone in the fifth district in Iowa will indeed be dancing in the streets."