Iowan Libertarians...Input neededSubmitted by relocatedtocanada on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 18:52
I just read this article on Yahoo! and it dawned on me that I wasn't getting the inside scoop of what kind of inner battles are going on over there...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It was a day Iowa Republicans had long dreamed of when their Democratic nemesis, Tom Harkin, announced he was retiring from the Senate. But that day was in January, and as the Midwest winter now gives way to spring, Republicans here find themselves in a surprising predicament - still trying to come up with someone to run for the job, and struggling to avoid becoming another example of the party's disarray after its presidential defeat.
Ever since Harkin, who had held the office since Ronald Reagan was president, provided an opening for the GOP, the party has bounced between two options for the Senate seat: candidates who could win but won't run, and candidates who could run but, party officials fear, couldn't win.
Meanwhile, the state party apparatus has become a reflection of the GOP's bitterly divided factions. Now led by followers of libertarian Ron Paul, the organization has quarreled with Iowa's senior Republican eminence, Gov. Terry Branstad, and disputed his strategy for state government and party affairs.
That being shown...Can someone, one of OUR people, involved in what is going on in this Iowa battlefront in the war for Liberty please fill us in on what is really happening up there?
Also feel free to comment on the article too...