Nothing sums up the failed Obama presidency like the thoughts of those who were easily duped in 2008.
Polls show Iowans also have become increasingly bothered by federal spending, an issue Romney stoked in Des Moines last week in a visit where he promised to shrink the deficit.
Iowans, many of whom met Obama in the 2008 campaign, also are disappointed by what they hoped would be a transcendent presidency, said J. Ann Selzer, the longtime director of The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll.
“You hear disaffection. You hear them say, `This isn’t what I paid for,'” Selzer said. “The guy they sent there to recast things wasn’t able to do it.”
You were warned. Maybe you’ll pay attention this time around.