Sunday, October 21, 2012
The campaigns are going to be spending millions of dollars in the next few weeks to get your vote. Is it worth the money?
Depending on what poll you believe, President Obama is either leading the potentially pivotal state of Iowa by a little or a lot or not at all. The Real Clear Politics average (as of Saturday) currently had the race at 49 to 46.6, with the president leading in early voting. Both campaigns are going to be spending weeks of effort and millions of dollars trying to make sure those numbers go more their way on election day. The question is, will anything these candidates say or do change your mind on who you will vote for? Vote in our poll and explain your vote in the comments below.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Take this online free quiz to get an in-depth look at your stance compared to the candidates' responses.
The selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as Republican candidate Mitt Romney's running mate has put the presidential race back on the front burner in Waukee. And based on the conversations we're seeing on Waukee Patch, there are a wide variety of issues that concern readers in here and elsewhere when it comes to who will end up in the White House. But do you really know which presidential candidate best matches your stance on those issues? A new website launched earlier this year to help voters match up with their ideal candidate, and it's quickly gaining popularity through social media channels. In fact, according to iSideWith.com's homepage, more than a million people have taken the free quiz to determine their ideal candidate since it …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The GOP presidential nominees now include only the top four finishers in the Iowa caucuses.
Iowans must be getting used to it now: The griping that comes with the state's presidential caucuses, the griping that says placing so much importance on the votes of so few people skews the nominating process and lets "the crazies" take over the party. Worse than that are the grumblings that Iowa's caucuses are irrelevant. Well, guess what Rest of the World: The Iowa caucuses matter, and "the crazies" here got it right. How relevant are Iowa's caucuses? Is the conservative Christian movement in the Republican Party to stay? Tell us in comments. The proof is in the remaining GOP field. It's down to four candidates – the four top finishers in January's Iowa vote. That would be Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and, yes, still, Ron …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Presidential race in Iowa may be Romney v. Somebody (Anybody?)
Friday, September 30, 2011
Texas Congressman Ron Paul seems to have the best organization. While others have their motors running, they've mostly been spinning their wheels.
In Iowa, professional campaign watchers and a snapshot-audit of organizational efforts conducted by Patch indicate that Texas Congressman Ron Paul has the strongest political ground game in the state. This is not a scientific investigation: The effectiveness of candidates’ ground games -- organizational efforts that are not typically detected on the political media radar -- are difficult to fully quantify, and often purposefully masked. As an example: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, whose fifth-place finish in August’s Iowa Straw Poll was deemed strong because he had not yet announced his candidacy when voting took place, had campaign workers tucked in a campaign office in the state weeks before the event. So, in addition to checking in with …