BB: Des Moines gets a little more national face time tonight at 5pm central as Fox News Channel’s Brett Baier’s host his show live here. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will join him live. Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich, former columnist Dave Yepsen and I sat down for a discussion with him at Baby Boomers Cafe earlier in the day. You can see that on the show tonight, as well. We looked at the race for the White House in 2012.
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It feels little…well, I guess “different” to talk all that Republican presidential politics at Baby Boomers. When the cafe was in its former location in downtown Des Moines, it stood next door to Barack Obama’s Iowa campaign headquarters. The Obamas and some of their staffers became big fans of the menu, particularly the chocolate chip cookies. The Obamas even sent for more of those cookies once they moved to the White House. The rest, they say, is history. And, yes, the cookies are really good.
Even if you don’t like Brett Baier or don’t like politics or don’t like Fox or don’t like Iowa…here’s one reason to watch…see if everyone melts! Seriously. They are doing the show live on the “porch” or “rooftop”…whatever they call it… at the State Historical Building. It’s a great shot with the state capitol in the background. But it’s nearly 100 degrees today and must be even hotter on that concrete. Never let’ em see you sweat, Brett.
P.S. One more random fact…Brett Baier and I were born just 11 days apart.