Residents of this thriving town in the state that kicks off the GOP presidential nominating process see a parade of candidates talk about problems they largely don’t have.
Dec. 30, 2011 From left, Robert Kennedy, John Thorne, Keith Lazar and Dean Garrett meet regularly at the Coffee Corner in Washington, Iowa. With the town's economy humming, Lazar, a banker, has had a banner year. “Couldn't be better," Lazar says when a customer asks how he's doing. "Life is good." Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post Buy Photo