For those of you who believe that the election of 2008 seemed to go on forever, it is finally over. We can now all relax and get on with our normal lives. Right?
Not so fast! It seems that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has scheduled a trip to Iowa for later this month! He is schedule to appear at the Iowa Family Policy Center’s “Celebrating the Family” banquet in suburban Des Moines on November 22nd. While in the state, he also may to go to Cedar Rapids to see some of those areas impacted by the summer floods.
This will be his first trip to Iowa, said his spokeswoman Melissa Sellers.
The Christian conservative organization is led by Chuck Hurley, a well-known activist who first backed Sam Brownback before switching over to Mike Huckabee in this year’s GOP nomination battle.
When asked about the event, the governor deflected talk of presidential hopes. “This is a good group. I was happy to try to help them by speaking at their event, try to help them raise these dollars. It’ll be helpful for us to build certainly relationships between our two states,” he said.
“As we have written before, politicians NEVER – we can’t stress this enough – go to Iowa accidentally. They know exactly what a trip to Iowa means,” wrote Chris Cillizza, a national political blogger for washingtonpost.com.
And so, my fellow followers of political news, the campaign for 2012 begins later this month. Enjoy the two weeks off!