The reason for the delay in Obama’s arrival

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s latest campaign swing through Iowa began last night — much later than planned.  Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times had the story

Turns out the reason for the flight delay wasn’t the windy weather — although the winds have been strong in Iowa lately.  Seems the pilot flew over Cedar Rapids — the intended destination — and took the Obama campaign plane to Des Moines instead.

"The story’s leaking out, huh?" Obama said a few moments ago when he called into the Radio Iowa newsroom.  "Well, what can I tell you.  Apparently our pilot’s been logging in a lot of miles."

Obama had something to say about the "politics of hope" and the Clinton camp’s allegation he’s abandoning it.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.