Mini-Super Tuesday

The Iowa Republican Governor race has drawn national attention. Most polls (Rasmussen) show Terry Branstad leading in the primary and beating Chet Culver in November. Here is the problem with Mr. Branstad. He almost always states how well the state performed while he was governor. (Why Branstad)

Branstad served as Iowa’s longest-serving governor, from 1983 to 1999. As the state’s chief executive, he weathered some of the worse economic turmoil Iowa has ever seen during the Farm Crisis, while helping lead the state’s resurgence to a booming economy in the ‘90s.

Excuse me, but he was governor during one of the greatest economic booms in the nations history. The idea that a governor can lead a state to a booming economy is absurd beyond belief. Since he was governor during one of the greatest booms, his record should be scrutinized to see if he expanded state government during his time in office or did he pay down debt? The Farm Crisis is nothing compared to what he will face now.

Seems Rod Roberts would do much better because he has had a much better feel of the situation since 1999. Today’s problems make 1983-1999 look like a walk in the park!

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