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Tom Vilsack Makes It Official

by @ 12:42 pm on November 30, 2006. Filed under 2008 Election, Tom Vilsack

The 2008 Presidential field is getting crowded. Today, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack officially announced his candidacy:

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa, Nov. 30 — Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) formally launched his campaign for the White House here this morning with a jab at the leadership of President Bush, a warning that America’s way of life is threatened and a promise to restore a sense of community to the nation.

“America needs a president who builds and creates, who makes our country more secure, who is bold and has the courage to create change,” Vilsack told a home-town crowd of supporters. “I will be that president.”

Of course, how he thinks he can do any of that is another question.

One Response to “Tom Vilsack Makes It Official”

  1. Five years ago I interviewed Tom Vilsack on a Walk Across Iowa. It is the second interview on Episode 59 of “Perils For Pedestrians”, now available on Google Video at:
    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=%22Perils+For+Pedestrians%22

    Contents of Episode 59 (2001):
    –A new safety device for transit buses.
    –Governor Vilsack walks across Iowa.
    –The Fifth Annual Native American Lifesavers Conference in Bismarck, ND.
    –Pedestrians form 25 percent of traffic fatalities in Indian Country.
    –Bike-Walk Virginia meets in Charlottesville, VA.
    –An old pedestrian mall is seeing new life in Charlottesville, VA.
    –The League of American Bicyclists hosts a legislative summit in Washington, DC.
    –The Thunderhead Alliance promotes local bicycle advocacy.

    Thank you.

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