The Campaign Spot

Hey, Those Speeches Don’t Give Themselves

A reader in Iowa shares a detail relevant to yesterday’s post:

I am from Iowa, albeit across the state from Newton, but wanted to point out something about Obama’s great success story with the wind energy plant in Newton. It is in a closed Maytag washing machine factory, Maytag ended production on Oct 21, 2007, TPI composites, the wind turbine manufacturer, announced plans to build turbine parts there in Dec 2007. What was Obama doing in Dec. 2007? Wind energy investments started long before him.

Well, in December 2007, he was campaigning there.

Beyond that, someone had to tour the facility and declare before the television cameras, “Look at what we see here today.”