The tremendous buzz generated by Senator Barack Obama’s first visit to an Iowa grassroots political event ensured live C-SPAN coverage, and taped replay of the speeches throughout the evening.
Read the first-person accounts from local Iowa blogs to get an on-the-ground perspective from Iowa’s most highly anticipated political event of the year.
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Marcia Moore said:
"Each time I attend the Harkin Steak Fry, I feel so PROUD to be a Democrat, an Iowan, an American! This event is the essence of grassroots American politics. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day and Senator Barack was just wonderful." – Monday, September 18th
MJ and Kirk Phillips said:
"Thanks for a beautiful day, good food, fellowship with Democrats and great speakers. Senator Barack was WONDERFUL! One suggestion is to bring the steak fry back to the Balloon Grounds! The ampitheatre allowed more to see in a great Iowa harvest setting." – Monday, September 18th