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Iowa Caucus Time

January 6, 2016

Iowa is full of politicians leading up to our first-in-the-nation vote on February 1. If a candidate of either party comes to a coffee shop, pizza place, or pub near me I try to go.

Last week, my oldest son, Nowlan, his wife, Daniella, and two friends joined me to hear Chris Christie. He was speaking at an Irish pub, so we got there early, grabbed a corner booth, ordered some brews and nachos, and played cards while we waited. He packed in an overflow crowd and the event became a bit of a turning point for his campaign.

You can read the New York Times story about the stop here. There is a photo of us listening to Governor Christie's answer to my question on how to improve the economy.

I have also met Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. More to come before Iowa Caucus time. It's going to be interesting.

In Waukee, Daniella Freese, left, and Betsy Freese, second from left, listened as Mr. Christie responded to a question at a town-hall-style event. Mr. Christie’s meetings are stripped-down, unfussy affairs. Credit Mark Kauzlarich for The New York Times

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