The Washington Post provides an interview with
Jeff Link who is from Iowa and moved in
high circles of the Democrat Party and campaigns. The interview not only
backgrounds Link, but also offers insight from his perspective of the Iowa
Democrat presidential scene in Iowa:
Kerry, who came from behind to win the caucuses in 2004, will likely run
into a "fair amount of reluctance to go down that road again," he said. As
for Edwards, who placed second in Iowa in 2004, his future appears
considerably brighter. "People have good feelings about John Edwards in
Iowa," said Link. "A lot of people think if the caucuses had been a week
later he might have won."
Michael Murphy of California has left Governor Mitt Romney’s staff just as
Romney begins his exploration for president according to the
Governor Mitt Romney's chief political strategist has left his payroll, just
as the governor enters a new phase of his exploration of a possible
Michael Murphy, a nationally known political strategist based in California,
had served as Romney's political adviser since his successful run for
governor of Massachusetts in 2002.
A key element in the decision was rising friction over potential conflict
because of Murphy's close ties to both Romney and Senator John McCain of
Arizona, another potential GOP candidate in 2008, according to two national
political operatives familiar with the situation.
Today, President Bush calls the rally against abortion in Washington, D. C.
from Kansas City where he is hoping to boost the National Security Agency’s
spying program. The
LA Times reports on state efforts that are hopeful of a new Supreme
Court Justice changing the law of the land:
Taking direct aim at Roe vs. Wade, lawmakers from several states are
proposing broad restrictions on abortion, with the goal of forcing the U.S.
Supreme Court — once it has a second new justice — to revisit the landmark
ruling issued 33 years ago today.
The bill under consideration in Indiana would ban all abortions, except when
continuing the pregnancy would threaten the woman's life or put her physical
health in danger of "substantial permanent impairment." Similar legislation
is pending in Ohio, Georgia and Tennessee.