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  • Heather Goode served then candidate Barack Obama a slice of pie and a cup of tea when he stopped at the Smokey Row Coffee House while campaigning in late 2007. Iowans have rubbed elbows with many candidates over the years. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Iowans await Obama's pledge to bring change

    In the sandwich shops and restaurants of Iowa where Barack Obama built his 2008 victory, new questions have replaced those about his faith: Has the president fulfilled his campaign promises, has he produced the change he promised, and is the country better off?

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  • "I think he was very articulate, I think he was very confident. I thought he was very, very personable," said Mrs. Michael, who told The Washington Times she reluctantly ended up voting for the Republican candidate, Sen. John McCain of Arizona. "But look what he's done in office. America is headed for the pits as the superpower of the world, and we know who's going to take over, and it's not going to be a Christian nation."

    Iowans await Obama's pledge to bring change →

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