“It’s a big day in Iowa,” reads a tweet Tuesday from Obama’s official
Twitter feed, which is run by his reelection campaign.
The Iowa caucuses are Tuesday, both for the Republicans and the Democrats. Obama’s campaign promoted its Iowa branch, encouraging voters to get out the vote for the incumbent president. The campaign also bought banner advertising on the Des Moines Register website Tuesday. The ad reads: "The Republican candidates are leading Iowa. But their terrible plans are here to stay."
Obama will address his supporters by televideo conference from Washington this evening during the voting.
A new video promoted by Obama’s campaign on Tuesday touts “promises kept” by his administration during the past three years. The video notes that Obama kept his Iowa caucus victory speech promises by passing the Affordable Care Act, cutting taxes for 95 percent of working Americans, putting in place historic fuel-efficiency standards and ending the war in Iraq.
"This was the moment when it all began," Obama said in his speech, delivered following his surprise win in Iowa during the 2008 presidential election. "You have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do."
The Republican National Committee quickly followed up with its own video, titled “Failed Promises,” featuring a soundtrack evoking peril over quotes about economic uncertainty.
“Iowa today is completely different than the state that launched him to the presidency four years ago,” said RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski in a statement. “Three years later, the President’s promises of hope and change have been replaced with a record of failed leadership and policies that have made the economy worse. Three years after promising to create jobs, over 17,000 Iowans have lost theirs. After three years Obama looks more like a typical politician than a messiah.”
--This post was updated at 3:36 p.m.