Politicians in Iowa

Tue, 2007-12-11 22:15 by hanna

Hello everybody, sorry for my long absence in posting. It's been a very busy semester for me, but it's almost over now (less than two weeks). I just wanted to share some pictures of Barack Obama and Bill Clinton I took during their respective visits to Grinnell. The Iowa caucuses happen in less than a month, so the whole state is swarming with presidential candidates. Barack Obama visited Grinnell last week and Bill Clinton, in support of Hillary Clinton, visited yesterday.

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton at Grinnell

Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton at Grinnell

Barack Obama
Barack Obama at Grinnell

Bill Clinton's speech was very good, Barack Obama's was a little cheesy, but both answered questions well. Barack Obama seemed more personable and not as formal, but he was also giving a speech to a (slightly) smaller room. I can't come back to caucus so I don't actually have to make a decision, but it was fun to see both of them in person.

Politiker in Grinnell

Wed, 2007-12-12 14:37 by Birgit

Du musst einen guten Platz gehabt haben, Hanna. Die Fotos sind gut. Ich haette die beiden auch gerne gehoert/gesehen. Bill Clinten soll ja ein sehr guter Redner sein. Kann man leider von seinem Nachfolger nicht sagen. Heute morgen habe ich noch zu Eric gesagt, "nach einem Schauspieler, jetzt einem Bum (dazwischen ein Rechtsanwalt (Bill Clinton) und ich weiss nicht was der aeltere Busch von Beruf war), jetzt womoeglisch ein "wiedergeborener" Pastor (Huckabee) - wieviel mehr kann sich diese Nation blamieren!!" -- Birgit

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Grinnell important?

Wed, 2007-12-12 07:51 by Hans-Georg

They obviously believe that Grinnell is important, so perhaps you picked a good place to study. (:-)

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