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Iowa's Largest Newspaper Publishes Surprise Cover On Romney, Obama


"this must be what momentum looks like"

The Des Moines Register, regarded as one of the best election coverage papers in the country, had a telling front page headline today:


The Register writes that "this must be what momentum looks like:"

Cedar Rapids, Ia. – This must be what momentum looks like.

It was a dramatic entrance into Iowa for Mitt Romney on Wednesday – as stirring music played, his campaign airplane touched down at the Eastern Iowa Airport, taxied toward a hangar and parked just 50 feet behind the stage, his campaign motto “Believe in America” visible along its fuselage.

Romney stepped down the jetway to meet a cheering, chanting crowd of more than 3,000 and deliver a high-energy speech that was by turns sharply critical of incumbent President Barack Obama and confidently optimistic about the nation’s future under new leadership.

Iowa remains a crucial swing state with seven electoral votes and although it has trended Obama in this cycle, the state is now polling locked, at 48% Obama 48% Romney.

As we reported on Wednesday, the Register is set to make its presidential endorsement this weekend.


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