The 2008 presidential candidates continue to fan out across the early voting states for fundraisers, town hall meetings and rallies on Thursday. With nine weeks remaining before the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric is sharpening, the days on the campaign trail are getting longer – and it seems one campaign lost the directions to their next event and another is dealing with a hoarse candidate.
Questions for tomorrow: -Will Rudy Giuliani works his endorsement from Pat Robertson into his campaign stops in Iowa in an effort to quell concerns of social conservatives in the Hawkeye State?
-Will we hear from Hillary Clinton about John Edwards' comments to editors at the Boston Globe that would continue combat missions against Al Qaeda in Iraq, but conduct them from bases outside the country?
(We have heard from Clinton spokesman Phil Singer on this, who said "Before Senator Edwards goes after others on an issue, he ought to get his own position straight.")
-As he hits the campaign trial Thursday with stops in Glenwood and Onawa, Iowa, will former President Bill Clinton once again cite the Swift Boat attacks when defending his wife against criticisms from her rivals?
-Will Barack Obama's plane land at the right airport?
-Will there be a spike in Google searches for "Tallulah Bankhead" now that Hillary Clinton has compared her raspy voice to that of the 1920s actress?
Bill Richardson and Joe Biden are scheduled to speak about U.S. foreign policy and global leadership at "Impact 08," a policy event hosted by the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and the Center for U.S. Global Engagement at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
On the campaign trail…
-- 10:30 am ET: Holds press availability, Dubuque, IA
--1:30 pm ET: Delivers remarks at a town hall meeting, Cedar Falls, IA
--4:30 pm ET: Delivers remarks at a town hall meeting, Ames, IA
--11:30 pm ET: Delivers remarks at the Keystone Corporation annual dinner, Las Vegas, NV
-- 6:00 pm ET: Attends dinner fundraiser, Greenwich, CT
--6:00 pm ET: Attends dinner fundraiser, Oakland County, MI (Closed Press)
--2:30 pm ET: Attends a Monroe County Republican party tea link, Monroe, MI
-- Attends luncheon fundraiser, Nashville, TN (Closed Press)
--Attends evening fundraising reception, Dickson, TN (Closed Press)
-- 11:00 am ET: Attends town hall meeting, Jackson, MI
--11:50 am ET: Holds media availability, Jackson, MI
-- 11:00 am ET: Holds meet and greet with local supporters, Cedar Rapids, IA
--5:30 pm ET: Attends private fundraiser, Owosso, MI
As for the Democrats…
-- 9:30 am ET: Attends an energy and environment roundtable, North Conway, NH
--11:30 am ET: Attends campaign rally, North Conway, NH
--4:15 pm ET: Attends campaign rally, Somersworth, NH
--9:45 am ET: Holds meet and greet, Fairfield, IA
--11:45 am ET: Holds roundtable discussion at town hall meeting, Ottumwa, IA
--4:45 pm ET: Holds meet and greet, Chariton, IA
--6:30 pm ET: Attends town hall meeting, Knoxville, IA
-- 10:00 am ET: Delivers a major policy address at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics' Impact 08 event at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
-- 11:30 am ET: Attends veterans' community forum, Coralville, IA.