Invitation to Think


Thursday, August 05, 2004

Bush, Kerry campaigns converge in Iowa
Nedra Pickler and Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press, Thursday, August 05, 2004

For all the campaign hoopla, not everyone in Davenport was focused on politics during the day. Police reported three bank robberies during the time the two candidates were there drawing attention as well as law enforcement personnel to their appearances.

During this election year, everything seems to be politicized and is given a spin.

It's possible that the Democrats and Republicans are planning on blaming one another for this "crime wave" in Iowa, thereby asserting their claim to the Presidency as the party that is better qualified to handle "national challenges" like this one!



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