WASHINGTON--Four years ago at this time Josh Earnest and Tommy Vietor were working Iowa for Barack Obama and Obama's Iowa caucus win helped set him on the road to beat chief rival Hillary Rodham Clinton. Now they are in the White House and in 2010, the attention has been on the GOP rivals since President Obama has no contest for the nomination. On caucus night, Jan. 3, Obama will be calling and livestreaming live in Iowa, to rev up the troops in the critical swing state. The Obama troops have been on the ground there for months, have at least eight offices up and running.
Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky said in a statement, "Four years ago Iowans launched President Obama on the path to the White House by standing by him at the Iowa Democratic caucuses. On January 3rd, 2012, Iowans will start the path to his reelection and Democratic victories at all levels. We could not be more excited to welcome his participation in our caucuses."