I’ll lay it out on front street: Tom Harkin is one of my political heroes and this country is better for his decades of public service.
His work on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Affordable Care Act and his support of organized labor, farmers and immigrants were all highlighted by touching personal tributes as the Iowa Democratic Party inducted Senator Harkin into it’s Hall of Fame.
It was the best produced events I’ve seen in my time here. The video tribute by former staffers and messages from Secretary Clinton, Vice President Biden and President Obama were testaments to the influence and reputation this man has.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley was on hand to add to the tributes. He gave the well received keynote address today at the IDP State Convention.