|Republican Party of Iowa's Official Presidential Straw Poll|
|"We must regain our confidence about what our party should stand for. We must be the party of lower taxes and smaller government, pro-family and pro-life, rebuilding America's defenses, and standing with the average guy on Main Street in America." [transcript]|
|The Tent Scene|
|About 20 buses
supporters from around the state to Ames. Upon arrival, the
provided its backers with green baseball caps. There was a
play area for kids, and a large elephant constructed by Russell Kress
Rowley, Iowa graced the edge of the site. Because the Bauer site
was quite far out from the Coliseum, his forces deployed a small fleet
of golf carts to move people around in.
Featured entertainment was the Grammy-nominated recording group 4HIM. The Waterloo group Master's Voice also performed and Kenny McCoy, father of the septuplets, sang a couple of songs. Hy-Vee catered the food, which included pork sandwiches, baked beans and potato chips.