Iowa leads the nation in beef, pork, corn and soybean production; it also has, since 1910, the highest literacy rate in the nation.
Yet, according to First Sister, only 20 percent participate in the presidential caucuses.
And Iowans are fiercely protective of their collective status as the first people who get to test-drive all the candidates; kick the tires and spin them around the block.
Seriously, there were candidates everywhere.
And when Hillary Clinton came to a small town 15 miles from where I was visiting, I had to go. I had to see what Iowans did to deserve all the attention.
Iowans are extremely polite and smart. Down to Earth. Hell, the salt of the Earth.
They asked thoughtful questions.
And, surprisingly, Hillary answered them all. Actually answered them.
When it comes to politics, I am jaded. In Cali, I now fall under the guise of “Refuse to State.” I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. As I age, I have thoughts that are close – close mind you – to Libertarian doctrine.
I can say with absolute certainty that the GOP candidates running for office do not in any way represent me as a person. All are older, rich white guys. Talking heads in suits and striped ties with little American flag lapel pins.
Who all bitch and moan at each other to be heard over the din.
The Democratic slate? Better. There’s color and gender and a midget (who has the hottest wife of all the candidates) and the elderly.
What I’d like to see is some humor, some personality from these people. And that’s your Video Friday moment. A funny campaign add that debuted in Iowa while I was there.
From – shockingly – Republican conservative Mike Huckabee of Arkansas:
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