艾奥瓦举行的共和党党团会议，以市民大会的形式，在七名总统参选人中，推举他们属意的共和党总统候选人。根据周日最新民调，温和派参选人罗姆尼（Mitt Romney ）,以24%支持率在艾奥瓦领先。参与艾奥瓦共和党党团会议的选民，估计只有10万，当中,绝大多数都是保守白人。在党团会议举行前夕，多位民望落后的共和党参选人，都纷纷力推极右政纲，拉拢当地保守白人选民。在艾奥瓦以22%支持率，逼近罗姆尼的得州众议员保罗（Ron Paul），便高调宣布:得到一名扬言应处死同性恋者的牧师为其背书，又未肯与白人至上主义组织划清界线。
另一参选人、得州州长佩里（Rick Perry），声言要在美国墨西哥边境，派驻掠夺者无人侦察机及数以千计美军，阻截任何一名非法入境者，强硬程度,犹如对付阿富汗恐怖分子。他主张即使是乱伦及因奸成孕的个案，也不许堕胎。他多次引用《 圣经》，告诉选民应像先知以赛亚为上帝服务那样，把票投给他。
自由派 《 纽约时报》的专栏评论指出，艾奥瓦选战，突显不少共和党参选人“热切拥抱近乎疯狂的道德极端主义立场，令艾奥瓦恍如一场保守派荒谬剧场”。
The eve of U.S. presidential primaries, the night the most difficult, time :2012 -01-02
January 2 New Year’s Day holiday in the United States, Iowa cold, few pedestrians. U.S. Republican minority candidates and their election campaign team spent by far the most stressful day.
U.S. Republican presidential primaries, 3, officially started in Iowa.
2 highlight of the evening’s election campaign, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s big rallies. This event, the election in the state capital Des Moines suburb, attracting a lot of Romney supporters and the vast majority of mainstream media.
Romney’s support, the current is leading in opinion polls in the momentum among the strongest. He was not taken lightly, at the last minute, still try to rally his supporters for his site.
In the field, Romney trot, into the hall, and the family boarded podium. Most people live with enthusiastic applause, Romney’s support vigorously waving placards.
Romney for his supporters, almost whatever they ask, after the speech, with up to half an hour for their signature, photo. A woman suddenly grabbed Romney and asked him and her two children photo, Romney agreed without hesitation.
Romney’s speech nothing new, is commonplace. He deliberately avoided the domestic economic problems, blaming foreign countries, so that some of the audience frown.
Romney’s campaign, the most dramatic scene is the “occupation of Wall Street” downtown market suddenly demonstrators, shouting against Romney, to his surprise. Demonstrators guards away from the scene quickly. Romney supporters to help resolve an embarrassing situation.
Romney, the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Santo Haslem other three major Republican candidate’s campaign headquarters; three headquarters of all staff and volunteers, focused on voter contact , trying to convince voters at the last minute, to support their own boss.
Romney’s campaign headquarters, among all candidates is probably the most large scale. Headquarters office wall, covered with slogans in support of Mitt Romney, who number more than a large venue. Staff embodiment of a “cheerleader” and advocating “Romney win,” was tired out as volunteers and encouraging cheer.
Romney and other candidates who do volunteer work of Chinese students Cheng Yinan said, Romney and even the voters of Iowa to establish a contact electronic systems, this is not the other candidates, to provide for his campaign a great convenience.
Volunteer for the Romney effect silk gauze Morrison Paul (Paul Errison) said that they had for several days, fought more than 10 hours a day, call the contact voters. He acknowledged that Iowa people on the phone from the campaign team, has been very tired, they bite the bullet and continue to fight. 50-year-old Ellison insisted that the decision of many voters still support their own objects, this “phone bomb” is valid.
In Gingrich’s campaign headquarters, the nephew of the pro-Vernon Gingrich Newt Gingrich (Vernon Gingrich). 64-year-old brother, Vernon Gingrich praised “the most intelligent people” and “the current U.S. economic problems can be resolved only suitable candidates.”
Vernon Gingrich is doing the grassroots voter contact work, are shouting hoarse voice, in the proof list. He said the night before the election, always the most difficult time, we must insist, can hope to win the final victory.
Santo Salem’s campaign headquarters, 2, filled with rich tension popularity gradually gather. This is mainly thanks to his election in Iowa’s beginning to pick up.
The latest Iowa poll, support for Santo Haslem, second only to Mitt Romney and Texas Basic Members Paul. If he can win the support of conservative Iowa, Iowa campaign might be able to become a true “dark horse.”
U.S. election battle, on November 3, held in Iowa, in order to win voters in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate in 2, launched a fierce lobbying melee.
Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Iowa activists embrace. Romney in canvassing activities. Romney supporters, shaking hands and small.
Paul and his son to join the candidates canvassing.
Perry supporters to embrace a candidate. Perry canvassing activities.
Michelle candidates in canvassing activities. Activity seen in the time of Paul.
Gingrich in canvassing activities.
Candidates to join Santos and his wife Roma canvassing activities.
United States presidential election in 2012, with the Iowa presidential nomination at the first elected, to kick off. While the outside world will be elected who is concerned about the Republican Party, Democratic Party President Barack Obama played the occasion, several Republican presidential candidate’s campaign platform and ultra-conservative propaganda, even the pragmatic conservatives also was frightened that – a number of molecules rans Crazy weird idea, the image of the Republican Party has been a great loss, this “suicide” behavior, will prevent the party next election, so reap the profit for re-election of Barack Obama.
“Death to gays” pastor into a selling point
Iowa Republican caucus at the meeting to the public in the form of the General Assembly, among the seven presidential candidates, Republican elect their preferred presidential candidate. According to the latest opinion poll on Sunday, the moderate candidate Mitt Romney (Mitt Romney), with 24% support in Iowa ahead. Participate in the Iowa Republican caucus voters, estimated only 10 million, of which the vast majority are conservative whites. The eve of the caucus meeting, a number of popularity behind Republican candidates, are trying to push far-right platform, to draw the local conservative white voters. In Iowa with 22% support, close to Romney’s Texas Rep. Paul (Ron Paul), then high-profile announcement: get a gay pastor threatened to be put to death for their endorsement, but also reluctant and white supremacist organization draw the line.
Became pregnant due to rape, and do not abortion
Another candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Rick Perry), claimed to be in the United States-Mexico border, stationing U.S. Predator unmanned reconnaissance aircraft and thousands, blocking any one illegal immigrant, toughness, like to deal with terrorists in Afghanistan. He advocated even incest and became pregnant because of rape cases are not allowed to abortion. He repeatedly cited the “Bible” as the prophet Isaiah to tell the voters should be service to God, as to vote for him.
The recent surge in popularity of local candidates Santo Roma (Rick Santorum), the devout Catholic attitude, they played the religion card and conservative family values card, strong opposition to abortion and gay marriage to win voters. His campaign “promises” will not be to those who “believe that a healthy and stable families do not have strict parent strict father” of homosexuality and liberals retreat.
Liberal “New York Times” column commented that Iowa campaign, highlighting the many Republican candidates’ eager embrace of moral crazy extremist positions, so that seems like a conservative Iowa absurd theater. ”
Black young people are difficult to dispute
Conservative commentator Dmitry Wade (Michael Medved), the author pointed out that Paul and other candidates of the far-right attitude, the image of the Republican Party has been destroyed, and their high-profile exposure, the prospects for the Republican Party, it is a “disaster”, so Outsiders think that today’s Republican Party had become “a bunch of crazy weird guy, they make irresponsible remarks, so far they deviate from the American mainstream, the need to address the serious issue of governance, the impression that they are not trustworthy.” In particular, whether on behalf of Republican candidates who qualify, will need to be black, Hispanic and young people to support more open, extreme route, there is Leo Alabama for re-election.