Lance Armstrong in Iowa
The Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong participated in Iowa’s RAGBRAI –
The Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. The reason
Lance Armstrong’s joined this great Iowa spectacle is to gain attention for
his cause – raising more money for cancer research. The
Des Moines Register quoted Armstrong as saying at the politically
opportune hearings held by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA):
When presidential candidates stop before the caucuses, Iowans should ask
them about their plans for cancer research, Armstrong told a crowd of 600 in
the University of Iowa Memorial Union on Friday.
"We have to hold our leaders accountable," he said. "When they come to this
great state in 2008, ask them, 'What's your plan?' "
Romney in Iowa
Des Moines Register covers Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) trip to Iowa last
Saturday. Romney was the keynote speaker at the annual Republican Party of
Iowa’s Chairman’s dinner Saturday evening in Cedar Rapids:
Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said today in Iowa that his political trip to
the lead-off caucus state doesn't slow progress fixing the Big Dig tunnel
that partially collapsed in Boston two weeks ago.
"I've indicated there that I'll be there any time I'm needed," Romney said
at the outset of a day of Republican politics in the lead-off caucus state.
"I'm not an engineer, so I can't do the drawings. I can't screw in the new
bolts. But whenever it's time to make a decision or make an inspection, I'll
Romney, chairman of the Republican Governors Association and potential
candidate for president in 2008, cancelled two weeks of political travel on
July 10 after part of the tunnel's ceiling collapsed, killing a motorist.