Gable gets “standing O”

Dean Borg of Iowa Public Radio covered a Delaware County Republican event in Manchester last night.  Five of the men who hope to be the Republican Party's nominee for governor next year spoke, for about five minutes each. Borg reports the five sat and watched as Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable gave a rousing pep talk to the crowd of about 130.  That crowd rose to its feet and gave Gable a standing ovation at the conclusion of his remarks.

The coach's advice for turning around the GOP's fortunes: "From where we are and where you want to go — if you wantto go to the highest level – it's going to be commitment like you've never seen before, otherwise you're never going to make it."

Gable spoke with James Q. Lynch of The Cedar Rapids Gazette, too   Gable told Lynch he made the right decision NOT to run for governor in 2006 and that decision (not to run) will probably stand "forever."

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