Iowans Kick off Presidential Voting Season
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
We have put together a quiz for you this morning. See if you can identify all five of the voices you are about to hear.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Here's a hint. The voices are very familiar to people in Iowa.
Mr. MITT ROMNEY (Former Republican Governor of Massachusetts; Presidential Candidate): Go out there and get your friends. Get everybody you can. Make the calls.
Mr. JOHN EDWARDS (Former Democratic Senator North Carolina; Presidential Candidate): I'm asking every one of you to go to the caucus. I'm asking you to caucus for me and…
Senator BARACK OBAMA (Democrat, Illinois; Presidential Candidate): I know it's cold outside but I'm fired up.
(Soundbite of crowd cheering)
Sen. OBAMA: I'm ready to go.
Unidentified Group: Ready to go.
Sen. OBAMA: Are you ready to go?
Senator HILLARY CLINTON (Democrat, New York; Presidential Candidate): Put on your coat. Warm up the car. Call your friends. Come to out to caucus tomorrow night and gather…
Senator JOHN McCAIN (Republican, Arizona; Presidential Candidate): People from all over the world, they're here in Iowa, watching this process because they know you are playing a key role in the selection of the next leader of the world.
MONTAGNE: And here are the answers: Mitt Romney, John Edwards, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain.
Just some of the presidential candidates hoping for a good showing in tonight's caucuses.
INSKEEP: Iowans meet in person tonight. They gather at places like Grantwood Elementary and CJ's Bar & Grill.
MONTAGNE: They've been encouraged to wear their mittens for Mitt.
INSKEEP: Or to quote, "Highjack a Church Bus and Caucus for Mike Huckabee." Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.