A little more than four months ago, our Patches in Iowa began working on a project with Huffington Post and our Patch bretheren in other early voting states.
Since then -- since back when Michele Bachmann was atop the GOP heap -- we've asked influential local Republicans to describe, in one word, various candidates.
Each word cloud you see here includes answers for a particular candidate. The bigger the word, the more often it was offered.
We'd like to know what you think. Describe the candidates in one word in the comments section below.