Good Morning Bloggers!
The Battle of the Polls
The Des Moines Register Poll out this weekend put Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee ahead of their respective party’s candidates for the first time. It looked like the two were starting to gain ground on the two people who used to be leading most Iowa polls, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. But an Iowa State Poll reminds us that polls are just that — polls and it’s still anyone’s game at this point. The Iowa State Poll shows Hillary and Mitt still commanding a lead.
By the way… speaking of the Caucuses. There was a nice write up of Des Moines in the Sunday New York Times. One of the paper’s political writers has been traveling here since the ’80’s and said he is amazed by the city’s transformation. If you care to see what he says, here’s the link.
I think it is just one more reminder that Des Moines is a truly great place to call home.
Hanukkah or Chanukah?
Wade, our morning show producer today asked this question when he writing the story about the start of the Jewish Holiday. They are both the same, but here’s a good explanation I found online…
“They are the same, it’s just that in Hebrew the Ch is pronounced like an H, so we usually spell it Hanukkah to keep gentiles from saying it wrong.”
With that said, Happy Hanukkah OR Chanukah! The Maccabee Deli on Polk Boulevard celebrates the 8 day Festival of Lights every year by lighting the candles on the menorah each night. Drive by and check it out.
Bad Weather Surrounds Us
There is some crazy weather out east and west. In Washington and Oregon there is rain. Lots of it. In fact there is flooding because of the 10 or so inches they got in the past day. In the northeast, there is lots of snow and ice. So, what does this mean for us? Jeriann said it looks like we could get some significant snow on Thursday evening and perhaps more snow and sleet this weekend. I love the snow. It’s makes Iowa look pretty and then I don’t mind the cold weather as much.
That’s all for now from me. I’ll let Pat add more later. Have a great day.