In The Hunt For Votes, Romney Heads East To 2008 Iowa Stronghold | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

In The Hunt For Votes, Romney Heads East To 2008 Iowa Stronghold

On Wednesday morning, Mitt Romney was getting an early start to campaigning in eastern Iowa, meeting and greeting voters having breakfast or just getting a caffeine boost at Elly's Tea and Coffee in Muscatine.

The former Massachusetts governor is concentrating his efforts in the part of Iowa where he did best in 2008, when he finished a disappointing second statewide to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. With more social conservatives in the race this time around, the Romney camp hopes the evangelical vote will splinter, propelling him to a top-two finish here.

Wednesday's meet and greets in eastern Iowa follow a blistering attack on President Obama last night in Davenport, in which he accused the President of failed policies and weak leadership.

Romney is all but ignoring his GOP rivals, who are in full attack mode. Of course, he doesn't need to attack them when there are super PACs doing the dirty work for him. And that's something Newt Gingrich criticized Romney for in an interview on CNN Tuesday night, saying Romney should be man enough to own those attacks.

Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 21

A jazz band performs at a local venue and a play explores the difficulties of surviving the American high school experience.

NPR

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
WAMU 88.5

McDonnell To Take Stand Again Today In Corruption Trial

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will take the stand Thursday for the second day, as defense attorneys seek to emphasize how the Republican's relationship with Jonnie Williams did not involve extending special treatment.

NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.