September 5, 2006
Armey going to Iowa
I already posted the story about Armey's trip to Iowa here. Here is the entry on ABC's The Note. Dick Armey goes to Iowa You may have to get out your 2008 GOP scorecards and add another name to the mix. . . Well, maybe not just yet. But, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) is clearly displeased with the lack of attention being paid but the current crop of '08ers to fiscal issues such as Social Security solvency and a fundamental overhaul of America's tax policy. So, Dick Armey is heading to Iowa to "set the stage for what I think is a much needed, more serious real debate on the issues," said Armey in an exclusive interview with The Note. "I have absolutely no interest in Dick Armey as President, but the ideas are very important. . . And I don't see anybody out there right now who has taken on the big ideas," Armey said. "You never say never in politics," he added. Armey is the chairman of FreedomWorks, a grassroots issue-based organization, and it is in that role he will address "Iowans for Discounted Taxes" on September 19 in Des Moines, IA. Trips to New Hampshire and South Carolina are likely as well. On President Bush's Social Security effort, Armey said "He's so bogged down in the war, he did not give it the leadership attention he should have. I don't think you can mark that as a failure just because it didn't get done. . . It didn't get done because the President was so wrapped up with the war in Iraq that he didn't get the chance to spend the time on it and assert the leadership."