Iowa: Off to Cedar Rapids and Coralville
Update: Hillary's event was packed with hundreds of Iowans -- there were a lot of middle aged and elderly people. They were very enthusiastic and cheered a lot, particularly on health care. It started almost an hour late, which meant we were late getting to Obama's event at the Marriott in Coralville. We got there just as the doors opened and people started leaving. There were a lot of people -- they were predominantly young and younger. There were a lot of junior and high school age kids who obviously were too young to vote. We waited and watched everyone come out. Towards the end there were a few middle aged people, but just a few. It was also a very white crowd. We only saw a handful of minorities.
Conclusion: If the college kids come out for Obama, he's in good shape. If the elderly come out for Clinton, she's in good shape. It's all about the turnout at this point. I'll have some video later I hope. My last computer battery is dying and we have an hour or more drive back to Des Moines. More when I can get near a power outlet.
It's ten degrees this morning and Jane, Linda and I are off in our little rental car crossing the plains of Iowa. I'm in the back seat, so I can blog while my battery lasts. We're 156 miles from Davenport but we don't have to go quite that far. Our plan (which easily can go awry) is to see Hillary at 12:45 in Cedar Rapids and then head to Coralville to see Obama. Tonight is John Edwards and John Mellencamp.
Jane's post on last night's Huckabee event, Huck, Chuck and Class Warfare just went at Firedoglake.
Now, on to Cedar Rapids.
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