Indianola, Ia. — Each of six Democratic presidential candidates, appearing at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry in Indianola, argued to the most active core of party activists in Iowa Sunday that they can end the war in Iraq.Howie P.S.: You watch Obama's speech here.
The event, on a sun-splashed rural hillside in Warren County, began the fall sprint to Iowa’s leadoff nominating caucuses on a high note. An estimated 18,000 Democratic activists attended what was in effect a political festival reflecting optimism about their party’s chance of retaking the White House.
“Whoever it is, they are going to get hit with the same stuff,” said Paulson, co-chairman of the Muscatine County Democrats. “I don’t know who the best one is to battle that.”
Markos, Ben Smith and The Huffington Post headline Obama's commitment today to voting against any war authorization that doesn't include a timeline for withdrawal.