Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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?
Mrs. Lepley said some folks were surprised to see the Obama photo, figuring there was no way he had eaten there and that it must have been doctored.
"I think Obama needs to go back in for four years," said Shari Lepley, owner of the 80-year-old Smitty's in Albia, where Mr. Obama stopped in November 2008 to sample a tenderloin sandwich, a state specialty. "I think the poor man just stepped into a mess."