Former Iowa congressman weighs in from Texas

“You can’t beat somebody with nobody. To date no one has emerged as a strong candidate on the Republican ticket. Secondly, don’t underestimate the Obama crowd. They took down one of the best political machines that Washington has ever seen, the Clintons.” — Jim Ross Lightfoot, July 20, 2011

Former Iowa Congressman Jim Ross Lightfoot, a Republican, has written what he calls an “op-ed” about the 2012 race.  Lightfoot ran for the U.S. Senate in 1996, losing to Tom Harkin and in 1998 he ran for governor, losing to Democrat Tom Vilsack.  Lightfoot was a farm broadcaster at KMA Radio in Shenandoah, Iowa, prior to his multiple-terms in congress.  He is now living in Texas – but his musings don’t mention Texas Governor Rick Perry once.  Or do they? Read on:

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