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mikesilvia
08-15-2012, 10:00 PM
3 . . . Days on the road471 . . . Miles traversed by Obama’s black bus, dubbed Ground Force One7 . . . Official speech events (plus visits to drought-afflicted farm and a wind-turbine farm)7 . . . Unannounced “surprise” photo ops (at eateries, a pub, the Iowa State Fair, a school)15,793 . . . Total estimated attendees at official events, as calculated by various fire marshals6 . . . Number of Electoral College votes at stake3 . . . Key policy issues showcased with Iowa voters in mind (drought; wind energy; Medicare)1 . . . Political message...

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